VETERANS CORNER March 13, 2019 - 00:00 Posted in: Columbus Leon W. Herring was inducted into the U.S. Air Force on December 7, 1942, at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio at 19 years of age during World War II. He was transferred to a supply unit at Stinson Field, San Antonio, for replacement parts fro P-47-P51 fighter planes.PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!