Friday, October 14, 2016

PFC Horace Orville Lee

courtesy of Des Philippet
PFC Horace Orville Lee was born 23 Feb 1924 in Hancock County, Mississippi the next to last of fourteen children of Daniel Francis and Sarah Angeline (Mitchell) Lee.  The family farmed.

Horace was drafted in May 1943 at which time he was still working as a farm hand.  After basic training he was sent to Europe and transferred from the replacement depot to E Company 116th Infantry on 13 Jun 1944. On 11 Jul 1944, PVT Lee was wounded and evacuated to hospital. We don't know when he was returned to the unit but he was again with E Company, now a PFC, when he was killed in action on 14 Oct 1944.

PFC Lee was buried in the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery.

Older brother, Elvin Ora Lee, served in the Army from 1942 to 1945.

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