Thursday, June 30, 2016

PVT Wendell P. Lewis

courtesy of Mike & Bushy Hartman
PVT Wendell P. Lewis was born 29 Jul 1912 in Mattoon, Illinois the only son of four children of David Morgan and Marion (Phillips) Lewis. His father was a machinist.  Wendell attended college and got a 4-year degreeIn 1940 Wendell was a teacher in a private school and reported a 1939 income of $800.  He was still living at home with his father who was working for a medical company, still as a machinist and reported a 1939 income of $3000. 

Wendell was drafted in July 1943. After his basic training he was sent to the European theater in August 1943 and on 22 Jun 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to G Company 116th Infantry.  He served in that unit as a rifleman until killed in action on 30 Jun 1944.

PVT Lewis was buried in the Normandy American Cemetery.

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