Tuesday, July 19, 2016

PFC Howard E. Lee

PFC Howard E. Lee was born 31 Oct 1916 in East Prairie, Missouri the second of six children of Willie Wesley and Dovia (Brooks) Lee.  His father was a carpenter and worked as a farm hand. Howard was also working as a farm hand.  On 16 Dec 1939 he married Vivian Asalee Henson.

Howard entered the service in Jan 1943.  He and Asalee would have a son in June 1943.  After completing basic training, PVT Lee was sent to Europe and on 4 Jul 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to G Company 116th Infantry.  PFC Lee was wounded on 18 Jul 1944, evacuated to hospital and died of his wound(s) on 19 Jul 1944.

PFC Lee was repatriated and is buried in Memorial Park Cemetery in East Prairie, Missouri. Asalee would re-marry in 1945.

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