Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Wednesday Hero

Sgt. Carl W. Lee
Sgt. Carl W. Lee
23 years old from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, U.S. Army
November 28, 2004

Sgt. Carl W. Lee, 23, died Sunday, November 28, 2004 in Ramadi, Iraq. His unit was conducting a dismounted patrol when it encountered enemy forces using small-arms fire.

Claudie Lee said she and the rest of the family hadn’t seen her oldest son, a 2000 graduate of Crooked Oak High School, since last Christmas.

“He had some close calls,” Claudie Lee said. “He said he didn’t know if he’d make it home, and he didn’t. We’re still not believing it’s true.”

Lee joined the Army after high school, but was expected to leave after his three-year commitment. Instead, he decided to make the military his career.

Rusty McMurtrey, Lee’s 21-year-old brother, credited his older sibling with saving his life. Lee helped him get away from gangs and also helped him with math in high school.

“He was the reason I graduated school and got as far as I did,” McMurtrey said through tears. “Since I can remember, Carl was the only one who’d been there for me.”

These brave men and women have given their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

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