Lee, James Luther, Jr., PhM3c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
PhM-0000-Pharmacist Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Pharmacist's Mate
Primary Unit
1942-1943, PhM-0000, 3rd Marine Regiment/3rd Bn (3/3)
Service Years
1942 - 1943
PhM-Pharmacist's Mate

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Round Rock, TX
Last Address
Round Rock, TX

Casualty Date
Nov 21, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot Section 0 Site 67

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3rd Marine Regiment/3rd Bn (3/3)
  1942-1943, PhM-0000, 3rd Marine Regiment/3rd Bn (3/3)
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Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation

 
Name of Award
Navy Cross
Year Awarded
1943
Details behind Award:
Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Pharmacist's Mate Third Class James Luther Lee, Jr., United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous devotion to duty while serving as a Medical Corpsman with the Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division, during action against enemy forces at Piva Forks, Bougainville, Solomon Islands on 21 November 1943. Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Lee disregarded warnings that he faced certain death and braved heavy fire in an attempt to reach an injured Marine. Struck by bullets almost immediately, he dragged himself to the side of the wounded man and was administering first aid when both he and his patient were killed by machine-gun fire. By his courage and efforts in behalf of others at great risk to his own life, Pharmacist's Mate Third Class Lee undoubtedly saved many lives, and his steadfast devotion to duty throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 328 (July 1944)
Action Date: 21-Nov-43
Service: Navy
Rank: Pharmacist's Mate Third Class
Company: Corpsman (Attached)
Regiment: 3d Marines
Division: 3d Marine Division
   
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