Pottawattamie County

Pvt. Raymond N. Lee


Pvt. Raymond Lee Dies in Pacific

Pvt. Raymond N. Lee, 20, of the United States marine corps, was killed in action in the Pacific war zone, according to word received by a brother, Howard Lee, 902 Avenue H.

Although the message did not give details, relatives here said the last word they had from Pvt. Lee indicated he was in the Gilbert islands. He enlisted in the marine corps on Aug. 10, 1941, and underwent training at the marine base in San Diego, Calif., where he won the marksman badge for the rifle, and qualified as an expert with the bayonet.

Pvt. Lee was born Dec. 16, 1923, at Dunlap, Ia., and except for a few months residence in St. Louis, Mo., had lived most of his life in Council Bluffs.

He was the son of Mr. and Robert Nathan Lee. His mother died in 1932 and his father in 1936. Prior to his enlistment in the marine corps he made his home with his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lee, 549 Eighth avenue.

He is survived by six brothers, Fireman 1/c Roy Lee, in the navy, Robert N., Carl F., of St. Louis, Oliver, Everett and Howard Lee, all of Council Bluffs; and three sisters, Mrs. Edith Reese of St. Louis, Mrs. Raymond Schuchardt of St. Louis, and Mrs.Viola Moores of Omaha.

Source: The Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Council Bluffs, Thursday, December 23, 1943, Page 6