Lee, Weston, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B-Light Infantry Officer
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
2016-2017, 1st Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment Airborne
Service Years
2015 - 2017

Infantry


Ranger
First Lieutenant



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bluffton, GA
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Apr 29, 2017
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
IED-Improvised Explosive Device
Location
Iraq
Conflict
Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR)
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 82nd Airbone Division


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Global War on Terrorism Fallen
  2017, Global War on Terrorism Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment Airborne
  2016-2017, 1st Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment Airborne
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2016-2017 Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR)
 Colleges Attended 
University of North Georgia
  2010-2014, University of North Georgia
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DoD Identifies Army Casualty

Press Operations

Release No: NR-154-17
April 30, 2017     

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

1st Lt. Weston C. Lee, 25, of Bluffton, Georgia, died April 29, in Mosul, Iraq, from injuries while conducting security as part of advise and assist support to partnered forces. The incident is under investigation.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

   
Comments/Citation

2014 alumnus Weston Lee killed in Iraq




May 3, 2017 by Edie Rogers1


1st Lt. Weston C. Lee, a 2014 graduate of the University of North Georgia (UNG), died Saturday, April 29, in Mosul, Iraq, from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated during a patrol.



Lee, 25, of Bluffton, Georgia, was an infantry officer assigned to 1st Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.



Lee was "an extraordinary young man and officer. He was exactly the type of leader that our paratroopers deserve," Col. Pat Work, the commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, said. "Our sincere condolences and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time."



Lee earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice at UNG and commissioned as a U.S. Army infantry officer from UNG in December 2014. While at UNG, Lee also was involved in Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, Student Government Association, combat shooting team, and rugby.



"Lt. Lee made the ultimate sacrifice in service to his country, and our hearts and thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time," UNG President Bonita Jacobs said.



Two fraternity brothers of Lee's, Colin Marney and Nick Shaw, started a Go Fund Me account to solicit donations to establish a scholarship fund in Lee's memory; additional proceeds will go to Lee's family. Additionally, tax-deductible donations may be made through the UNG Foundation website  to the 1LT Weston Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund.



Marney called Lee a caring person who was "larger than life" and said Lee served as a role model for his fellow cadets and fraternity brothers.



"Weston was just one of the most competitive people we've ever met and he was just a winner all around. Everything he did he did 100 percent and we thought we'd establish something that rewarded people who followed that legacy – giving your all no matter what like Weston did," said Marney, who graduates and commissions into the U.S. Army's armor branch on Friday, May 5. "The overwhelming success that we've seen with the Go Fund Me is a testament to his character and that people felt so strongly about him."



Lee joined the Army in March 2015, and after Infantry Basic Officer Leaders Course, he was assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team as a platoon leader. He deployed to Iraq in December 2016; it was his first deployment.



Lee's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Ranger Tab, the Parachutist Badge, and the Army Service Ribbon. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, and the Meritorious Service Medal.



Lee will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, but details and other funeral arrangements have not been announced.



Lee is the eighth graduate from the university killed while on active duty since 9/11. As is tradition, his name will join theirs on UNG's Memorial Wall on the Dahlonega Campus and he will be honored during the April 2018 Memorial Retreat.


   
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