Lee Roy Capps was the son of Eric Hidron Walker Capps and Willie P. Walker. He enlisted on July 15, 1940 in South Carolina. Buried at the Lorraine American Cemetery at St. Avold (Moselle), France, A, 12, 38.
The Knoxville Journal, December 17, 1940
Home on a Christmas Furlough from Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., these three “regular” soldiers were visiting old friends and relatives over the Weekend. Left to right they are Lee R. Capps, 22, of 610 Oxford Place; Ishmael Oakes, 24, of Park Hotel and John E. Smith, 19, of 212 West Emerald Avenue. Capps and Smith are members of the motorized unit at the post and Oakes is a member of Troop “C” of the mounted unit.
The Knoxville News-Sentinel, March 20, 1945
Sgt. Lee R. Capps, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Capps,, 510 Oxford Place, was wounded by shrapnel during fighting in Germanyu Jan. 26. Sgt. Capps is with a cavalry unit in Lt. Gen. Patton’s Third Army. He has been in service eight years and overseas since October, 1943. A younger brother, Seaman Boyd A. Capps, has been in serevice 13 months and overseas eight months.
- Rank: Sergeant
- Date of birth: 30 November 1917
- Date of death: 27 March 1945
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Knoxville
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 6th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold (Moselle), France
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XV, Top Panel
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