From The Perry Mason TV Show Book
If Major Frank Lessing was murdered, then why did his wife, Helen, find a suicide note near his body? Helen hires Perry to defend Sergeant Joseph Dexter (Paul Picerni--best known for fifties war movies) against false charges, of killing her husband.

On Corregidor in 1942, Finance officer Lessing was in charge of a "$10 Million bonfire" to prevent its capture by the Japanese. Mike Bedard 5.31.16 MeTV airing.