Lee Ferris rests
In the Henri-Chapelle Military Memorial Cemetery
Plot A Row 12 Grave 34
Killed in Action Dec 1944
26th Inf 1stDiv
Near Dom Butgenbach, Belgium, while assigned to the 2d Battalion Anti-Tank Company, His service was a factor in stopping enemy tanks during heavy attacks against the battalion position.
(Known as the Battle of the Bulge)
On the Western Front...12/2/1944
Elements of the US 3rd Army reach Saarlautern. To the south, the US 7th Army advances to the Rhine river after the Germans have withdrawn across it at Kehl. The three available bridges are all demolished in the retreat.
In World War II, the 26th Infantry led America's first-ever amphibious assault in North Africa, fought at the Kasserine Pass, assaulted Sicily, invaded Normandy, conquered the first German city of the war at Aachen, vaulted the Rhine and attacked all the way to Czechoslovakia by war's end. The regiment conducted three amphibious assaults, and earned seven battle streamers, a Presidential Unit Citation, and five foreign awards.
~~From American Battle Monuments~~~~
Lee S. Ferris
Private, U.S. Army
Service # 12021767
26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Entered the Service from: New York
Buried at: Plot A Row 12 Grave 34
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery
Awards: Purple Heart with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
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