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Lieut George Wellsley Porter
Birth: Jan. 16, 1920
Union County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1943

George W. Porter was the son of John L. II and Rita (Hawley) Porter. He was a graduate of Marysville (Ohio) High School, Class of 1938. He attended college for 3 years prior to enlisting in the Army in 1942. He graduated officer school, gaining the rank of Second Lieutenant. For a short time he taught at the anti-aircraft/artillery school for the Army.

Much like his older brother John L. "Blackie" Porter III, he asked to be transferred to foreign service. George was assigned to lead an artillery unit during the invasion of North Africa. While preparing to go ashore, his sidearm accidentally fired, killing him. His older brother, a USAAF Captain, died later in the same year.

Family links: 
  John Lawrence Porter (1891 - 1963)
  Rita Hawley Porter (1893 - 1985)
  John Lawrence Porter (1916 - 1943)*
  John Lawrence Porter (1916 - 1943)*
  George Wellsley Porter (1920 - 1943)
*Calculated relationship
Oakdale Cemetery
Union County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section M Lot 138-SEĽ & Sec D
GPS (lat/lon): 40.24321, -83.39474
Maintained by: Scott Hawley
Originally Created by: Leona Gustafson
Record added: Aug 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74870629
Lieut George Wellsley Porter
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Lieut George Wellsley Porter
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- Scott Hawley
 Added: Jul. 13, 2012
~For Your Brave And Courageous Service, Thank You For Your Ultimate Sacrifice For Our Freedom, You Are Not Forgotten~
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 Added: Feb. 4, 2012
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