Our men and women fighting the good fight in the terrorist haven the world knows as the Middle East are not afraid to give their lives in defense of Democracy.
They put their lives on the line every second of every day and that’s often forgotten by many.
This U.S. Army Paratrooper who made the ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten and we encourage you to read below and see how amazing this young man really was.
Daily Caller reports:
Army First Lt. Weston Lee was killed in action Saturday while patrolling outside the partially Islamic State-held city of Mosul, the department of defense announced Sunday.
Lee was an officer in the 1st Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division based out of Ft. Bragg, NC. He had only been in Iraq since December 2016, and it was his first deployment.
Lee’s commander Army Col. Pat Work said in a statement that he was “an extraordinary young man and officer. He was exactly the type of leader that our paratroopers deserve.” He continued, “Our sincere condolences and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”
U.S. special operators are advising and assisting the Iraq Security Forces in their push on Mosul. The operation began in October 2016 and has turned into a bloody street-by-street slog. Some U.S. special operators are reportedly embedded with the Iraqi Security Forces inside the city. Lee is the second U.S. servicemember to die from an ISIS IED in Iraq, after Navy Chief Petty Officer Jason C. Finan was killed by an IED in October 2016.
Lee’s death followed the Friday deaths of two Army rangers in Afghanistan in a fierce battle against that country’s ISIS affiliate.
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