Woodbury County

Lt. Lee E. Tinker




Men And Women In Service

Staff Sergeant Lee E. Tinker, former member of the Iowa National Guard is spending a furlough at his home, 3413 Dupont Street, before returning to Fort Benning, Ga. for officers training. Sergeant Tinker went overseas with the 34th division in 1941 and spent seven months in Ireland. Since returning to this country he has been stationed at Camp Butner, N.C. and Camp Pickett, Va.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, April 22, 1944

Sioux Cityan Left with National Guard Unit in 1941

Lt. Lee E. Tinker, whose wife and parents Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tinker live at 3414 Dupont street, has been reported missing in action in France since January 3, according to word received from the War Department Monday.

Lt. Tinker left Sioux City with the Iowa National Guard unit and went overseas in January, 1942. He spent eight months in England after which he returned to the United States and attended officer’s candidate school at Fort Benning, Ga.

He received his commission and returned over seas December 19, 1944. He was in the infantry.

Before entering service he was employed by the Schoeneman Lumber company.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, January 23, 1945 (photo included)