PFC Merle E Lester

PFC Merle E Lester

Hilliard, Uinta County, Wyoming, USA
Death 23 Aug 1944 (aged 19)
Burial Saint-James, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France
Plot N Row 1 Grave 9
Memorial ID 56354136 · View Source
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Merle served as a Private First Class, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Uinta County, Wyoming prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 20, 1943. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Driver and also as Single, without dependents.

Merle was "Killed In Action" in the Battle for Brest, France during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 37358028

Merle also has a "cenotaph" in the Evanston City Cemetery, Evanston, Wyoming.
( see family links below )

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56354136
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Merle E Lester (1 Jun 1925–23 Aug 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56354136, citing Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-James, Departement de la Manche, Basse-Normandie, France ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .