The U.S. Army Special Forces on Thursday released more information about Sgt. Daniel Tyler Lee, a 2003 Dixie Heights graduate, who was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan.
Lee was assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Fort Bragg, N.C. He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, his first deployment to Afghanistan. He previously served in Iraq.
Lee, 28, of Crossville, Tenn., 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, Wash.
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 Special Forces Group (Airborne), 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.
He is survived by his wife Suzy Lee, their 6-month-old son and his parents.
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