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January 23, 2014

Special Forces soldier formerly of Crossville killed

CROSSVILLE — A Special Forces soldier, who listed Crossville as his home of record with the Department of Defense, was killed in Afghanistan Jan. 15, while serving a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

"Sgt. Daniel T. Lee, 28, of Crossville, died in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire during combat operations," the Department of Defense reported Thursday morning.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.

He was assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC, and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He previously deployed to Iraq, and this was his first deployment to Afghanistan.

“He lit up a room when he came in and he was always smiling,” the soldier’s father, Daniel Patrick Lee, told the Kentucky Enquirer. “He had such a positive outlook in life, was very strong and very dedicated to the U.S. Army.

“We are very proud of him.”

Lee's father told the Kentucky Enquirer he didn’t know all the details of his death, but said his son was shot in the chest while on a mission Tuesday morning.

Lee is survived by his wife, Suzy, and their 6-month-old son, Daniel Roderick. Survivors also include his parents, Daniel and Frances, as well as his older sister, Jamie Hahn, according to the Kentucky Enquirer.

His wife, who lives near family in Arizona, was the first family member to receive word of Lee's death early Wednesday. She contacted Hahn at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Hahn, along with Army officials, then went over to her parents home in Fort Wright, KY to deliver the news, the Kentucky Enquirer reported.

Sgt. Lee graduated from Dixie Heights High School in Fort Wright, KY in 2003.

According to the DOD, Lee enlisted as an infantryman in the U.S. Army in October 2007, completing his initial entry training at Fort Benning, GA. His first assignment was with the 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, at Fort Lewis, WA. While serving as a scout with the 1st Cavalry Regiment, Lee deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009. Upon his return, Lee volunteered for Special Forces Assessment and Selection.

Lee started his Special Forces training in March 2011 and earned his Green Beret in 2012 when he graduated as a Special Forces Communication Sergeant. He arrived to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd SFG (A), in August 2013 and was assigned to Company C.

Lee’s military education includes basic combat training, the basic Airborne course; the Warrior Leader’s course; the Advanced Leader’s course, the survival, evasion, resistance and escape course, and the Special Forces qualification course.

Lee’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Basic Parachutist Badge and the Special Forces Tab.

Lee's parents expect his body back in the U.S. as early as Friday. The family said services are expected at both Dover Air Force Base and in Fort Wright, KY.

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