Wednesday, September 7, 2016

T4 John Odell Lee

courtesy of Rodney A. Arnold
T4 John Odell Lee was born 8 Apr 1920 in Franklin County, Mississippi the second of three sons of John Farrison and Laura Drusilla (Wallace) Lee.  Jake, as his father was known, was a farmer. 

John entered the army in Jan 1942.  He may have been assigned to several other units before and after being sent to Europe.  He was already a T4 when he was transferred from the replacement depot to I Company 116th Infantry on 3 Sep 1944.  T4 Lee was killed in action on 7 Sep 1944.

T4 Lee was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in the Midway Cemetery in Meadville, Mississippi.

Older brother, Elonzo Morrell Lee, served as a SGT in the Army during the war and younger brother, Leroy Lee, also served in the Army during the war, attaining the rank of T4.

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