U.S. service member killed in Mosul blast

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

1st Lt. Weston C. Lee, 25, of Bluffton, Georgia, died April 29, in Mosul, Iraq, from injuries while conducting security as part of advise and assist support to partnered forces. The incident is under investigation.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

“First Lieutenant Wes Lee was an extraordinary young man and officer. He was exactly the type of leader that our paratroopers deserve,” Col. Pat Work, commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team said. “Our sincere condolences and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”