Sgt Sing Lau Kee

Sgt Sing Lau Kee

Birth
San Francisco County, California, USA
Death 3 Jun 1967 (aged 71)
Staten Island, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Sec: 67, Site: 1203
Memorial ID 48767981 · View Source
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306th Infantry Reg., 77th Infantry Div., WW1

Notable Chinese-American veteran. Color Sgt Kee was severely wounded in mid-August 1918, and awarded a DSC for the action:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private Sing Kee (ASN: 1702357), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company G, 306th Infantry Regiment, 77th Division, A.E.F., near Mont Notre Dame, west of Fismes, France, August 14 - 15, 1918. Although seriously gassed during shelling by high-explosive and gas shells, Private Kee refused to be evacuated and continued, practically single-handed, by his own initiative, to operate the regimental message center relay station at Mont Notre Dame. Throughout this critical period he showed extraordinary heroism, high courage, and persistent devotion to duty, and totally disregarded all personal danger. By his determination he materially aided his regimental commander in communicating with the front line.


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Gravesite Details SGT US ARMY; WORLD WAR I

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  • Created by: John C. Anderson
  • Added: 25 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48767981
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Sing Lau Kee (25 Jan 1896–3 Jun 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48767981, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by John C. Anderson (contributor 47208015) .