Lee Rex Cole
Location of Loss: WESTERN OUTPOSTS

Corporal Cole was a member of Battery E, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He died in Korea from other causes on April 9, 1953.

White Oak Flats Cemetery, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, Tennessee, USA

The Knoxville Journal, June 14, 1953
Cpl. Lee R. Cole, 22, killed in action in Korea April 9, 1953. Corporal Cole attended Pi Beta Phi High School before entering service, Dec. 18, 1951. He served with the Marine Corps Fist Division, and had been in Korea since August 1952. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Cole, one brother, Jay, two sisters, Jackie Faye and Peggie Lou, grandparents, Mrs. S.W. Cole and Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Trentham, all of Gatlinburg.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 12 March 1931
  • Date of death: 9 April 1953
  • County: Sevier
  • Hometown: Gatlinburg
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 11th Marines, 1st Marine Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Burial/Memorial Location: White Oak Flats Cemetery, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Middle Panel
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