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Lee, George L.

George L. Lee U.S. Army WWII
George L. Lee U.S. Army WWII

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Date of Birth: 11/15/1916
Died On: 9-Dec-67
Street Address: Hillside Place
Service Number: 42085032
Branch of Service: U.S. Army-WWII

Veteran Code: USARMY-371

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George L. Lee was born in New York in 1916. In Rye his family lived on Hillside Place and were members of the Presbyterian Church. George enlisted and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Name: George L'Heureox Lee Race: White Age: 23 Birth Date: 15 Nov 1916 Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York Residence Place: Rye, West, New York Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940 Registration Place: Mamaroneck, New York, USA Employer: British Purchasing Co Weight: 140 Complexion: Light Eye Color: Blue Hair Color: Brown Height: 5-11 1/2 Next of Kin: Irving C. Lee
Name: George Lee Gender: Male Birth Date: 15 Nov 1916 Death Date: 9 Dec 1967 Cause of Death: Natural SSN: 080071088 Branch 1: ARMY Enlistment Date 1: 28 Feb 1944 Release Date 1: 27 Oct 1945

GEORGE L. LEE (See story on Page 1) WINDSOR George L. Lee, 51, died at the Mary Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover, N.H., early Saturday morning. He was born Nov. 15, 1916, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Irving and Vivian (L'Heureux) Lee. He received his schooling in Rye, N.Y., and married the former Virginia Heskth on Nov. 20, 1954, in Burlington. They lived all their married life in Windsor, where Mr. Lee was employed at the State Prison since 1955. Mr. Lee was a veteran of, World War II. He leaves his widow, his father, Irving Lee of Mamaroneck. N.Y.; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Wilcox of Denver, Colo., and Miss Kris Lee of Miami, Fla.; one son, Andrew of Windsor; one sister, Miss Jacqueline Lee of Mamaroneck, N.Y., and one grand child. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. His body will be cremated at the Mount Auburn Crematory in Cambridge, Mass.



Correctional Officer George Lee was killed after being struck by an inmate as he was releasing the inmates for exercise at Windsor Prison. One of the inmates struck him, knocking him from a third-tier catwalk. He was transported to Mary Hitchcock Hospital where he succumbed to head injuries. The inmate was being held at the prison for an attempted rape charge in Chittenden County. He was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 to 12 years in prison on April 19th, 1968. Officer Lee had served with the Vermont Department of Corrections for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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