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Daniel Warnel Lee, Sr.

 

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Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.


Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Rose Hill Cemetery

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Born:  June 23, 1919 at Alma, GA

Entered Service in the US Army from Alma, GA

Earned The Medal of Honor During World War II For heroism September 02, 1944 at Montreval, France

Died:  January 22, 1985 at the age of 65

The Germans mounted a strong counterattack, isolating the town of Montreval and engaging its outnumbered defenders. When the fight had raged for hours and our forces had withstood heavy shelling and armor-supported infantry attacks, Second Lieutenant Lee organized a patrol to knock out mortars which were inflicting heavy casualties. He led the small group to the edge of the town, sweeping enemy riflemen off a ridge from which he observed seven Germans manning two large mortars near an armored half-track about 100 yards down the reverse slope. He left his men on the high ground and crawled within 30 yards of the mortars, where the enemy discovered him and unleashed machine-pistol fire which shattered his right thigh. Bleeding and suffering intense pain, he dragged himself forward and killed five with rifle fire and the others fled before he reached their position. Fired on by an armored car, he took cover behind the German half-track and found a panzerfaust. He inched his way toward the car, maneuvering into range, and blasted the vehicle with a round from the rocket launcher, forcing it to withdraw. Having cleared the slope of hostile troops, he struggle back to his men, where he collapsed from pain and loss of blood.

 

 

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