FORT MITCHELL, Ky. (AP) — The father of a soldier serving in Afghanistan says his son has been killed on a mission.
Daniel Patrick Lee told The Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/1dycPdQ) that Army officials told him and his wife that their son, 28-year-old Daniel Tyler Lee, died on Tuesday after being shot in the chest.
The father said he didn't know all the details surrounding the death of his son, who was a Green Beret.
He said his son was always smiling, kept a positive outlook and "lit up a room when he came in."
School officials in northern Kentucky's Kenton County said the soldier was a hometown hero.
Aside from his parents, Lee is survived by his wife and 6-month-old son, who live in Arizona, and a sister.