Sgt. Daniel T. Lee, 28, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), died Jan. 15, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire while on dismounted patrol in Parwan province, Afghanistan.
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, Wash.
While serving as a scout with the 1st Cav. Regt., Lee deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009. Upon his return, he 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 Bn., 3rd SFG (A), in August 2013 and was assigned to Company C. He deployed shortly after in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan. This was his first deployment to Afghanistan.
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, child and parents.