PFC. Lee Williamson Wolfe
PFC. Lee Williamson Wolfe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hilliard H. Wolfe, died April 20, 1945, accidentally shot while serving with M.P. Battalion, U.S. Army, Hawaii. Graduated Walter bickett High, attended Davidson, entered service July 43, trained at Fort Custer, Mich., Oct. 43 home on furlough, overseas to Hawaii, Nov. 30, 1943.
PFC Lee W. Wolfe Dies in Hawaii
Death of Popular Monroe Youth Grievous to Many Friends Here and in Service
Pfc. Lee Williamson Wolfe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hilliard H. Wolfe, died in Hawaii on April 20th, whether from illness or accident has not been made clear. His parents received a message from the war department Wednesday saying that he had died on the 20th of April. The mail that day brought a letter from one of his friends also in Hawaii. Cpl. Gullege, expressing his sorrow at the death of Lee, and referring to it as an accident. Pfc. Wolfe was a member of an M.P. battalion.
Pfc. Ed Litaker, also stationed in that locality, went to Honolulu to visit Lee and found that he was dead. He stated that he had died on the 24th. He returned to his post and told the sad news to Cpl. Gullege and other Monroe boys who were in reach and they attended the funeral.
The funeral was held in the Main Chapel at Schofield Barracks on April 27th, and was conducted with military honors. Among the personal friends who attended were Pfc. Litaker, Cpl. Gulledge, Sgt. Mike Tiddy, Sgt E. Wilson Griffin, and Edwin Dozier, all from this locality.
The news of the young man's death was received with sadness in Monroe and with much sympathy for his parents. Lee, named for his uncle, the late Lee Williamson, for many years a merchant and cotton dealer in Monroe, was only twenty years of age on Jan. 15. He was a graduate of Walter Bickett High school and was a student at Davidson College when he entered the dervice in July 1943. He received training at Fort Custer, Mich., and in October 1943 came home on his furlough. He was sent to Hawaii on Nov. 30,1943.
He is survived by his parents and one brother, H.H. Wolfe, Jr. who is in the diplomatic service and appointed U.S. Vice Consul at Dakar, French West Africa.
It was said of Lee that he was "one of the finest, most considerate and disciplined young men in their group. He was to the end, just like he was when he left the fine home he came from, not changing like a lot of boys in the service."
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