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 Vincent John Lee

Vincent John Lee

Denby, Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota, USA
Death 30 Aug 1988 (aged 78)
Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA
Plot G, 7986
Memorial ID 3314519 · View Source
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My great Uncle Vincent Lee.

Uncle Vincent served in the Navy during WW2. My father looks alot like him. I once heard a story about his experience in World War 2. He was on-board a Navy ship (I don't know the name as yet), he and a shipmate were on the deck of the ship and they were under attack. A torpedo was heading straight for the side of the ship. All he and his shipmate could do was pray as it was too late for the ship to take evasive action. Suddenly a huge swell came and lifted the entire ship up and the torpedo passed underneath. All hands were safe that day. Another time my uncle had just left a anti-aircraft gun on the deck and just a few moments later a kamikaze plane flew into it. He somehow survived all this during World War 2.

Son of:

Susanna Lee and John Lee

Uncle Vincent John Lee was born in Denby SD,(family records show him as being born on May 30th) he passed away in Rapid City SD. He was married to a woman by the name of Myrtle Allman (b. July ? d. ?)

He was father to Reginald "Sonny" Lee (deceased from Leukemia while serving in the US Navy). Phyllis Lee Engleman, Doris Lee, Loretta Lee, Dorothy Lee.

Brother of:

Florence (Lee) Keith Wells,
William Lee,
Albert Lee,
Hobart Lee,
Walter Lee,
Alice N. (Lee) Parkhurst Stomley,
Ann (Lee) Curless, Marie Rosalind (Lee) Kyle, Nollsch, Crawford.

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Ship's Cook-3rd Class Petty Officer





  • Created by: Blue Rose Of Cairo
  • Added: 4 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3314519
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Vincent John Lee (3 May 1910–30 Aug 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3314519, citing Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis, Meade County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Blue Rose Of Cairo (contributor 46786099) .