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Letter: Wiley P. Killette to Mother, July 20, 1918

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Killette, Wiley Pearson


Sgt. Wiley Pearson Killette (1894-1951), of Wilson (Wilson County), N.C., served in Company H, 322nd Infantry, 81st Division of the U.S. Army during World War I. He was the son of Leanne Elizabeth (Pearson) and Edwin Franklin Killette, Sr., who was the mayor of Wilson at the time. While serving in the United States, Wiley was stationed at Camp Jackson, near Columbia, S.C., Camp Sevier, near Greenville, S.C., and finally Camp Upton, Long Island, N.Y., before he was sent to Europe in July 1918, and the Verdun Front in eastern France in October 1918. Killette was wounded in battle on November 9, 1918, was hospitalized in Bordeaux, France, and was officially considered missing-in-action until January 1919. In February 1919, Killette was hospitalized in Chaumont, Haute Marne, France due to a chronic injury unrelated to the war. He returned to the U.S. in April 1919, where he was stationed at Camp Merritt, N.J. until being out-processed at Camp Lee, Va., in May 1919.
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