An American soldier has died within Iraq after an improvised mind blowing device detonated during a patrol outside Mosul, the Pentagon states.
Officials say Weston C. Shelter, the first lieutenant with the 82nd Airborne Division, died Saturday.
Lee, 25, was conducting security because part of advise-and-assist support in order to partnered forces.
This US Army handout photograph launched April 30, 2017 shows first Lieutenant Weston C. Lee, 25, of Bluffton, Georgia. Lee has been killed in Iraq on Sunday when an improvised explosive gadget detonated during a patrol outdoors Mosul
Lee, pictured, got beenÂ conducting security as part associated with advise-and-assist support when he has been killed
Lee was used to Iraq keep away from 2016 plus had been serving within the Military since March 2015
Lee posthumously received theÂ Bronze Star Honor, Purple Heart, and the Meritorious Service Medal. While he has been alive, he was awarded theÂ National Defense Service Medal, the Worldwide War on Terrorism Service Honor, the Ranger Tab, the Parachutist Badge and the Army Support Ribbon
The Bluffton, Georgia native has been assigned towards the 1st Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Fight Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fortification Bragg, New york.
He joined the particular Army in March 2015 plus was deployed to Iraq, with regard to the first time, in Dec 2016.
‘First Lieutenant Wes Shelter was an extraordinary young guy and officer, ‘ Colonel Dab Work, commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, told CBS Northern Carolina. Â
‘He was precisely the kind of leader that our Paratroopers deserve. Â
‘Our sincere condolences plus prayers are with his loved ones and friends during this hard time. ‘
The armed forces member offers been awarded the National Protection Service Medal, the Global Battle on Terrorism Service Medal, the particular Ranger Tab, the Parachutist Logo and the Army Service Bows. Â
Posthumously, he received the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, plus the Meritorious Service Medal.
Lee is the fifth soldier in order to have