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Lester, Jesse W.

Rank and Name, Sergeant Jesse W. Lester.

Unit/Placed in, 163rd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division “Jungleers”.

 

Jesse is born approx. on 1917 in Orange County, New York.

Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.

 

Jesse enlisted the service in New York with service number # 32353035.

 

Jesse was KIA clearing Zamboanga from the Japanese on March 21, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Jesse is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

 

Thanks to,

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Website,

Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

 

 

 

 

 

163rd Infantry Regiment
41st Infantry Division
Fights over Zamboanga
His rank Sergeant