Garrigues, Lee LaVerne

Name: Garrigues, Lee LaVerne
Burial Date: 1949, 06/28
Age at Death: 18
Plot Location: 746 A
Notes: son of Lester D & Clara Vietta(Fear)Garrigues

KS Sgt. 863 AAF Bomb Sq. Died 09/12/1944 in Germany
War: WW2

Birth: Oct. 11, 1925
Rush County
Kansas, USA
Death: Sep. 12, 1944, Germany

Age 18 KS Sgt. 863 AAF Bomb Sq. Died 09/12/1944 in Germany
Veteran of: World War II.
TWO STERLING BOYS KILLED IN WAR      Sterling–The tragedy of war struck heavily in Sterling this week, two war department telegrams bringing word of the death of Sterling boys in action. Sgt. Lee Garrigues, 19, earlier reported missing after a bombing raid over Germany September 12, is dead, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Garrigues, were notified. Sergeant Garrigues, a tail gunner on a Flying Fortress, entered the service last December 10 and had been overseas only about a month when his plane failed to return from a mission. He was born October 11, 1925, and graduated from Sterling high school in 1943. Besides the parents, he is survived by two sisters, Gwen and Celeste.(article amended to include this person’s information only)Eric Ackerman
Topeka, Kansas

Family links:
Lester D Garrigues (1889 – 1969)
Clara Vietta Fear Garrigues (1890 – 1979)

Lee LaVerne Garrigues (1925 – 1944)
Celeste E Garrigues Reynolds (1928 – 2013)*

*Calculated relationship

Sterling Cemetery
Rice County
Kansas, USA
Plot: 746 A
Created by: Lawcas
Record added: Mar 09, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106415096
Flowers left for Lee Garrigues
NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Rice County, Kansas…Killed In Action…863rd Bomb Squadron, 493rd Bomb Group, Heavy…Tail-gunner of B-17 #44-6277 shot down by enemy aircraft…Missing Air Crew Report #8862…Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
Eric Ackerman