On this Memorial Day 2015…
….in remembrance of Everett Isaac LILLIE who gave his life 71 years ago while serving his country during World War II.
Everett was inducted into the U.S. Army in March 1941.
He wrote on the back of this photo, Inspection Day outside when I was a Corporal.
Everett and his family were proud of his service as seen in these photos (top and below) taken in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, when he was on furlough and visited with his Uncle Raymond and Aunt Ruth.
Publication: Metropolis News
First Published: July 15, 1948
Funeral services for Staff Sgt.
Everett I. Lillie were held Tuesday
afternoon in the Brookport Baptist
Church with Rev. Albert Moore of-
ficiating, followed by burial in the
S/Sgt. Lillie was born in 1915 to
Reese & Dovie Lillie and was in-
ducted into the U.S. Army in
March, 1941. He was wounded in
France on June 6, 1944 and died
two days later. He is survived by
his wife and daughter of New Jer-
sey, father, step-mother and several
Everett is listed on the World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing for the State of Michigan with serial #36106054.
Everett I. Lillie
S Sgt Co G 8 Inf 4 Inf Div
World War II PH
Sept 3 1915 June 8 1944
Location of marker: Pell Cemetery, Brookport, Massac County, Illinois
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This is a spin-off of my 52 Ancestors: #14 Albert Spencer LILLIE (1848-1913) ~ Old Photographs Saved From Trash Can blogpost in which I featured a few photos from a collection of old photographs my 4C1R Joe Rooney shared with me. I asked Joe about using the photos and he kindly wrote, “Please use them at your will. I feel it is keeping it in the family and don’t need credit. If anything, I appreciate your evaluations, identifications and detective work. I’m hopeful you and yours enjoy them. On a blog, in a book, above a cloud.”
Links to posts in this series may be found in Old Photographs
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