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Russell Willie Lee

Russell Willie Lee

 Purple Heart

Rank/Rate Fireman, First Class
Service Number 644 83 76
Birth Date December 31, 1924
From Amite, Louisiana
Decorations Purple Heart
Submarine USS Lagarto (SS-371)
Loss Date May 4, 1945
Location Off Malay coast near the Gulf of Siam
Circumstances Sunk by depth charge attack
Remarks Russell is mistakenly omitted in some sources, notably in the 1946 and 1963 editions of U.S. Submarine Losses - World War II. He is correcly listed in the 1949 edition.

Photo and information courtesy of Paul W. Wittmer.

 

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