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Crossville Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

Crossville Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

CREATED Jan 17, 2014

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. – A soldier from Crossville has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense announced Thursday that Sgt. Daniel T. Lee, 28, died Wednesday, January 15, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire during combat operations.

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

His father, Daniel Patrick Lee, told The Kentucky Enquirer that Army officials told him that his son was shot in the chest.

He said his son was always smiling, kept a positive outlook and "lit up a room when he came in."

School officials in northern Kentucky's Kenton County said he was a hometown hero.

Aside from his parents, Lee is survived by his wife and 6-month-old son, who live in Arizona, and a sister.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)