Seventh Generation


588. Lester Leroy WILLIAMSON454,482,515,535 was born on 6 July 1921 in MO, Jefferson Co., DeSoto. He lived with his parents in MO, Jefferson Co., DeSoto, Stewart St. on 11 April 1930. He served in WWII Inducted at Jefferson Barracks 23 Mar 1943.

Trained in Desert warfare at Mojave Desert CA.
Trained in anti-aircraft & coast artillery, Camp Hahn, CA.
Shipped from Fort Ord, CA, to Milne Bay, Australia; to Ora Bay, New Guinea; to Finchaven, New Guinea; to Hollandia, New Guinea ; to Red Beach, Phillipine Islands; to Mindoro, Phillipine Islands; to Cebu, Phillipine Islands; to Mindinao, Phillipine Islands; was loaded on the ship in preparation for the Invasion of Japan when the war ended. Shipped to Koghi, Japan; shipped to Shikuko; shipped to Nagasaki; shipped to Matsuymama, and back to the USA.

Served with 783rd AA in CA, 24th Inf Div, 34th & 19 Inf antry; Entitled to wear Asiatic / Pacific theatre campaign ribbon, three overseas bars, Victory ribbon, Combat Infantry badge, Phillipines Liberation medal with 2 Bronze Stars (D Days); participated in 3 invasions. Lester was elected mayor in 1975–1976 in MO, Jefferson Co., DeSoto. Lester was injured in MO, Jefferson Co., DeSoto in 1987.536 A steel rod was implanted in his leg after a motorcycle accident. He also injured his right shoulder. He was buried in June 2001 in MO, Jefferson Co., DeSoto, DeSoto City Cemetery. He died on 20 June 2001 in MO, Jefferson Co., DeSoto. Lester was a machinist and mechanic for the MOPAC railroad in MO, Jefferson Co., DeSoto. He contracted Alzheimer's in his later years in MO, Jefferson Co., DeSoto.

Lester Leroy WILLIAMSON and Ora Mae "Mae" GIDEON were married on 17 August 1940 in MO, Jefferson Co., DeSoto. Ora Mae "Mae" GIDEON was born on 28 July 1920 in MO, Jefferson Co., DeSoto.

Lester Leroy WILLIAMSON and Ora Mae "Mae" GIDEON had the following children:

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David Leroy WILLIAMSON.

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Karl Allen WILLIAMSON.