Jefferson County soldier dies in Afghanistan

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A 23-year-old soldier from west
Jefferson County has been killed while serving in Afghanistan.

The family of Army Sgt. Carlie Lee III was notified of his death

The Department of Defense said Lee, a native of the Sandusky
community, was killed Friday when his patrol was attacked by enemy

A fellow soldier from his unit was also killed in the firefight.

Lee was a member of 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd
Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division based at Fort Drum, New York.

Lee joined the military in 2006 and was on his second deployment
to Afghanistan.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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