Wilbert Lee Harrison

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 02/12/1945

 

 

 

Wilbert L. Harrison was born on April 21, 1925, in Colfax, Guilford County, North Carolina.
He was drafted into the Army on December 30, 1943, at Camp Croft, South Carolina.
He had completed Grammar School and listed his civilian occupation as Farmer.
He was single, with no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.

 

The Selective Service Registration card for Wilbert Lee Harrison

Photo by Brad from the Find A Grave website

 

 

Private First Class Harrison was killed in action on February 12, 1945,
during the 22nd Infantry's second penetration into Germany.

 

 

From the Find A Grave website:

Son of John Nash Harrison & Lillie Lael Atkins, PFC Wilbert Lee Harrison was killed in action in Germany.
He was serving with the Fourth division 22nd infantry. He was only 19 years old.

Initially he was buried at a cemetery in Belgium but was returned home and interred at
Jessup Grove Baptist Church Cemetery on March 27, 1949.

from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

Wilbert L. Harrison was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Foy Cemetery, Bastogne, Belgium and some time later his remains
were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in North Carolina on March 27, 1949.

Burial:
Lakeview Memorial Park
Greensboro
Guilford County
North Carolina
Plot: Vet 3 Garden - Lot 8 - Space 3

 

Grave marker for Wilbert L. Harrison

Photo by Pamela F Hanzaker from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

Top photo by Brad from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 


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