A02 (SEAL) Marc Lee

28, of Hood River, OR

On August 2, 2006, Petty Officer Second Class (SEAL) Marc Lee sustained mortal wounds while supporting an Iraqi Army unit conducting clearance operations in Ramadi, Iraq. His unit was engaged in an hour long firefight; after completing the casualty evacuation of one teammate, Lee and his element maneuvered to assault an unidentified hostile position. He exposed himself to engage the enemy with his machine gun and was subsequently shot while providing covering fire for his teammates. Lee was the first Navy SEAL to die in Iraq as part of the Global War on Terror. He was assigned to a West Coast based SEAL team.

Fallen Heroes of the U.S. Navy SEALs
September 11, 2001 to Present

In the days, months, and years following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, Navy SEALs have been called upon more so than ever to employ their unique set of skills in accomplishing our nation’s most dangerous and covert operations. The photographs and stories in this room honor those SEALs who have made the ultimate sacrifice in support of the war on terror, and are displayed in chronological order of their sacrifice, from left to right. Similar displays can be found on the quarterdecks of the U.S. Navy and Naval Special Warfare Commands.

Memorial Provided by the U.S. Navy, Naval Special Warfare Preparatory School, Naval Station Great Lakes, IL.