|courtesy Gary W. Adams|
Lester was working as a pattern maker and was married to Elsie Sue Sheffield when he was drafted in August 1943. By the time he was transferred from the replacement depot to B Company 116th Infantry he had attained the rank of PFC. Lester was wounded on 3 Aug 1944 and evacuated to the hospital. He returned to the unit from the replacement depot on 5 Sep 1944. PFC Hawthorne was killed in action on 18 Nov 1944.
|courtesy of Joy|