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Lee Wesley FRY (1924-1945)


Lee Wesley FRY

Name: Lee Wesley FRY
Sex: Male
Father: Robert Eugene FRY (1896-1975)
Mother: Imogene Ruth Brantner FRY (1896-1976)

Individual Events and Attributes

Birth Dec 30, 1924 Kalgary, Crosby County, Texas, USA
Residence 1930 (age 5-6) Kent County, Texas1
Death Apr 11, 1945 (age 20) Fort Hood, Bell County, Texas, USA

Individual Note

Funeral rites for Pvt. Lee W. Fry, who was drowned at Camp Hood, Wednesday, April 11 [1945], were held at the Church of Christ at Red Mud at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, with C. V. Allen officiating.


Private Fry entered the service on Dec. 21, 1944, and was undergoing training at Camp Hood at the time of his death. When the fatal accident occurred, Private Fry, on bivouac with other men in his company, was crossing a foot bridge constructed over a stream of water, when the bridge suddenly gave way. Private Fry fell into the water and was drowned before rescue was possible.Details of the accident have not been revealed.


On Dec. 30, 1924, Lee Fry was born to Mr. And Mrs. Gene Fry. He attended school in Kalgary and was a member of the Church of Christ.


Prior to Allen's message to the congregation, Cpl. William E. Floyd, Jr., military escort of Private Fry's body, spoke briefly expressing the regret of other men in the company that they were not able to pay their last respects to their comrade in person.


Pallbearers were R. C. Kirkland, Orie Smith, Doyle Hinson, Dolph Shields, Condie Starrett, and Lawis Witt. Honorary pallbearers were Corporal Floyd, Privates Eldon McClain, Johnnie McClain, Joe Thornton, Matthews Gruben and Calvin Holloway.


Flower bearers were Tookie Starrett, Mary Ann Starrett, Christine Witt, Martinine Turbyfield, Winona Pace, Johnnie Morris, Doylene Hinson and Vonda Howell.


Private Fry is survived by his parents, six [seven] brothers, Pfc. Carl N. Fry, Philippines, Pfc.Doyle T. Fry, Great Falls, Mont., Pvt. Keith R. Fry, France, and Edd, Errett [Erit], Foy and Alton Fry, Red Mud; two sisters, Emma Jean [Imogene] and Vernell Fry, Red Mud; a grandmother, Mrs. A. Fry, Spur, and a grandfather, A. L. Brantner, Girard.


The three brothers in the service have written and requested that The Texas Spur express their appreciation for the sympathy and consideration of their friends in their bereavement. The over seas address of Pvt. Keith R. Fry may be obtained at The Texas Spur Office.


Private Fry was buried at the Red Mud Cemetery.


Source: Unidentified Newspaper Clipping. Transcribed by Ron Brantner


Information submitted to the Dickens County RootsWeb:


Dickens Military - World War II - Gold Star Boys

Lee W. Fry

Address: Red Mud Community,Dickens County, Texas

Entered Service: December 21, 1944.

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Private

Total Time Served: 4 months Died: April 11, 1945, accidental drowning during basic training while on bivouac at Camp Hood,Texas.

Burial: Red Mud Cemetery, (H-9).


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Source: Robert.eugene.Fry.b1896.KENT.1930.Census, Robert.eugene.Fry.b1896.KENT.1930.Census