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First Name: Hubert

Last Name: Lee

Birthplace: Arburg, MO, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Leland, MS
Middle Name: Louis

Date of Birth: 02 February 1915

Date of Death: 05 November 1982

Rank: Master Sergeant

Years Served:
Hubert Louis Lee

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)


Hubert Louis Lee
Master Sergeant, U.S. Army
Medal of Honor Recipient
Korean War

Hubert Louis Lee was born on 2 February 1915 in Arburg, MO. He was a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions on 1 February 1951.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Master Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company I, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division

Place and date: Near Ip-ori, Korea, 1 February 1951

Entered service at: Leland, MS

G.O. No.: 21, 5 February 1952


M/Sgt. Lee, a member of Company I, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. When his platoon was forced from its position by a numerically superior enemy force, and his platoon leader wounded, M/Sgt. Lee assumed command, regrouped the remnants of his unit, and led them in repeated assaults to regain the position. Within 25 yards of his objective he received a leg wound from grenade fragments, but refused assistance and continued the attack. Although forced to withdraw 5 times, each time he regrouped his remaining men and renewed the assault. Moving forward at the head of his small group in the fifth attempt, he was struck by an exploding grenade, knocked to the ground, and seriously wounded in both legs. Still refusing assistance, he advanced by crawling, rising to his knees to fire, and urging his men to follow. While thus directing the final assault he was wounded a third time, by small-arms fire. Persistently continuing to crawl forward, he directed his men in a final and successful attack which regained the vital objective. His intrepid leadership and determination led to the destruction of 83 of the enemy and withdrawal of the remainder, and was a vital factor in stopping the enemy attack. M/Sgt. Lee's indomitable courage, consummate valor, and outstanding leadership reflect the highest credit upon himself and are in keeping with the finest traditions of the infantry and the U.S. Army.

Other Medals

In addition to the Medal of Honor, Lee was awarded the following:

Silver Star Medal
Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart

Death and Burial

Hubert Louis Lee died on 5 November 1982. He is buried at Leland-Stoneville Cemetery in Stoneville, Washington County, MS.

Honoree ID: 1192   Created by: MHOH




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