Friday, August 05, 2011

Army Spc. Jinsu Lee

Remember Our Heroes

Army Spc. Jinsu Lee, 34, of Chatsworth, Calif.

Spc Lee was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; died Aug. 5, 2011 in Kunar province, Afghanistan.

HONOLULU -- The Department of Defense is investigating the death of a local soldier.

Officials said 34-year-old Spc. Jinsu Lee died Friday in Kunar province, Afghanistan due to a non-battle related injury. His cause of death is still under investigation.

The DOD said Lee was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division out of Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.

The Army said Lee's service awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Combat Action Badge.

He was posthumously awarded the Afghanistan Campaign Service Medal with Star, Army Good Conduct Medal and Army Overseas Service Ribbon.

Officials said it was Lee's first deployment overseas since he enlisted in the Army on Aug. 5, 2009 as a Unit Supply Specialist.

Lee is survived by his wife and three daughters.

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