Re: Lee Dishong Italy (MIA?)
This may and may not be the person you posted to the GenForum 8 Jan 2000, but I submit it for your consideration.
Charles E. Dishong, Private First Class, U.S.Army, serial number 33572433.
Member 133rd. Infantry Regiment, 34th. Infantry Division.
Entered service from Pennsylvania.
Died : 23 July 1944
Buried at : Plot C, Row 2, Grave 35,
Florence American Cemetery,
Awards;: Purple Heart.
CED is the only Dishong listed among American soldiers who died during the war and were then buried overseas.
Check with the family. The LEE may have been a carried over nickname from childhood, meaning that he would have had another legal name. I know this happens, for my mother's given name was VIVIAN, but she was known forever as BILLIE.
Who knows, but the same situation could rest with CED. I sure hope so.
I called up this information at
by typing in the single name DISHONG where instructed.
The site includes a beautiful picture of the cemetery at Florence, Italy, which in itself is one of the nicest cities I ever served in.
Good luck and best wishes,
Louie Franklin Turner.