Special Operations Second Class Marc Lee was born in Hood River, Oregon and graduated with the Naval Special Warfare Basic Underwater Demolition (BUDs) class 251. He was dedicated to his Naval Special Warfare team and fighting to bring peace and stability in Iraq and other countries against foreign insurgency.
Lee’s first assignment after graduating BUDs was Naval Special Warfare SEAL Team Three, where he honed his special operations skills as an Assaulter and Automatic Weapons Gunner. He spent much of his time gearing up for his first deployment with the Naval Special Warfare Task Group Arabian Peninsula in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Lee conducted clearance operations in south-central Ramadi as a member of a Naval Special Warfare Combat Advisory Element for the Iraqi Army.