Monday, June 6, 2016
PFC Basil Lee
After entering the Army and completing basic training, Basil was sent to England and assigned to B Company 116th Infantry. He trained with that unit for the amphibious assault. He was killed in action on 6 Jun 1944 in support of his unit's effort in the invasion of Hitler's "fortress Europe".
PFC Lee was repatriated re-interred in 1947 in New Albany National Cemetery in New Albany, Indiana.
Brother Forest Wellington Lee served in the Army from 1942 to 1945.