Lee Gay

Company B 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 06/08/1944

 

 

Lee Gay was born on January 29, 1917 in Evangeline, Acadia Parish, Louisiana. He was drafted
into the Army on May 28, 1941 at Jacksonville Army Air Force Base, Jacksonville, Florida.
His home of residence was listed as Acadia Parish, Louisiana and his civilian occupation
was listed as Farm hands, general farms. He had completed grammar school and was single
with no dependents. His religion was listed as Catholic.

PFC Gay was killed in action in France, during 1st Battalion's attack against the
German coastal batteries at Crisbecq.

 

 

Selective Service Registration Card (Draft card) for Lee Gay

 

 

 

Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal

 

 

Lee gay was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Louisiana.

Burial:
Saint Jules Cemetery
Millerville
Acadia Parish
Louisiana

 

The grave of Lee Gay

Photo by Tracey Reed from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 


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