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  MILLER, Lester Lenneau

Rank:

1st Lieutenant

 

 

 

Service Branch:

U.S. Army

Serial Number:

 

Division:

79th Infantry Division ("Cross of Lorraine")

Regiment:

314th Infantry

Function:

Not known

Status:

Killed in Action

Date of death:

September 22, 1944

Place of death:

Belgium

Age at death:

27

Awards:

Bronze Star, Purple Heart

Burial 1:

US Military Cemetery, Andilly, France

Burial 2:

 

Grave number:

 

Reburial:

Riverside Cemetery
Dillon County, South Carolina

Born:

December 30, 1916

Hometown:

Hamer (Gaddy's Mill), South Carolina

Family:

Parents:
Furman Miller (1888 - 1955)
Lillie Gaddy Miller (1890 - 1947)

Spouse:


Children:


Siblings:
Winston Miller
Reba Miller Williams (1920 - 1996)
Ruby Miller Williams (1921 - 2008)
Doris Miller

Additional information:

Graduate of Clemson College (Class of 1939). Taught in Centenary High School until called to active duty on February 11, 1942. Went through extensive training until sent to England in April 1944. The 79th Infantry Division landed on Utah Beach in Normandy June 6, 1944 (D-Day), battled the German army to take Cherbourg on June 25, took La Haye du Puits in house-to-house fighting on July 8 ... crossed the Belgium frontier near St. Amand and took Charmes in heavy street fighting on September 12, 1944.

 


Research by: Victoria Proctor, genealogist

Sources: Dillon County War Memorial, NARA, The State (November 4, 1944 issue), The Dillon Herald (October 12, 1944, November 30, 1944, and April 14, 1949 issues), Clemson University

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