Army Badge
  • Name: Gordon "Corky" Curtis Lee
  • Location of Birth: Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Date of Birth: May 4, 1922
  • Date of Death: January 6, 1985
  • Parents: George Lee & Cecelia (Strissel) Lee
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: November 14, 1942
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  • Date of Discharge: September 30, 1966
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Gordon Curtis Lee
    Race: White
    Age: 20
    Birth Date: May 4, 1922
    Birth Place: Grand Forks, North Dakota
    Residence Place: Taconite, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Employer: Village of Taconite, Taconite, Minnesota
    Weight: 142
    Height: 5-7
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Hazel
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Other Characteristic: Scar on second finger on right hand
    Next of Kin: Mrs. George Lee, Taconite, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: January 1946 - "Pfc. Gordon Lee writes from Portsmouth, N.H.: “Taconite Servicemen’s Club: Thanks a lot for everything. We boys in the service really appreciate the grand job that you are doing. I hope to see you soon. I am coming home on a furlough Dec. 29 and when I return to camp I expect to be sent home for good. I have a new job in the battery now. I’m a slum burner (cook). I have been cooking close to two months. It’s not a bad deal. I go on duty 24 hours and off 24 hours and also off every night. Well, I guess I’ll say goodbye for now. A Very Grateful G.I. PFC Gordon Lee”

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Gordon Lee attended Coleraine schools and was a career serviceman in the U.S. Army. He later worked at a U.S. Post Office.

    Gordon died in Kittery, Maine. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two sons, a daughter; a sister; and two grandchildren

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