John Milton Lee...
Milton Lee, born in Danville, Indiana, September
7, 1890, was graduated from the Danville High School
in 1910 and entered the University of Indiana and there
completed three years of pre-medical work. He later became
a student at Temple University (1915) but was compelled
to leave school because of a death in the family. He
enlisted in the 349th Field Artillery in March of 1918
and served overseas as a First Class Sergeant and Gunner.
His battery enjoys the unique distinction of having been
the first battery of Negro Artillerymen ever to open
fire upon an enemy. John Milton Lee fired the first shot.
He helped organize, and for several years was president
of, the Fairview Gold Club, the first Negro Golf Club
in Pennsylvania. In 1931 he married Mary Walker Robinson.
Vocationally, he was engaged in several enterprises.
For eight years, he conducted a successful catering business
in Philadelphia; he organized and served as Vice-president
and Secretary of the Mutual Emergency Union, a mutual
aid company in Philadelphia. He was also a member of
the board of Managers of the Columbia Community Branch
of the YMCA.