Flags Lowered Half-Staffed In Honor Of Fallen Crossville Soldier
CROSSVILLE, Tenn. – Flags in Nashville were lowered half-staffed Saturday in honor of a Crossville soldier who was killed while serving in Afghanistan.
The Office of Governor Bill Haslam confirmed that Staff Sergeant Daniel Tyler Lee, of Crossville, was killed while on patrol in the vicinity of Wazghar Parwan Province, Afghanistan on January 15.
The Governor declared Saturday a day of mourning and ordered flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset in honor of Staff Sergeant Lee's ultimate sacrifice.
The 28-year-old was posthumously promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served more than five years in the United States Army.
According to family members, Lee grew up in Kentucky but moved to Tennessee in 2005.
"Danny Lee was a beloved son, brother, husband and new father," Governor Haslam said. "The State of Tennessee grieves with the Lee family and recognizes his ultimate sacrifice for our country."
Lee is survived by his wife Suzanne and son Daniel of Surprise, Arizona as well as his parents Daniel and Francis Lee of Covington, Kentucky and sister Jamie Hahn. Lee will be buried at Mother of God Cemetery at Fort Wright, Kentucky on Saturday, January 25.
Lee will posthumously receive the Tennessee Fallen Heroes Medal.