Craig Artez Lee
Headquarters Company 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
10th Mountain Division
Craig A. Lee's date of birth has been recorded in two sources as either March 3 or March 11, 1965.
His hometown was listed as New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut.
His Military Occupational
Specialty (MOS) was 11H20 Heavy Anti-armor Weapons Infantryman.
In Army records he was listed as Race Black Or African American and Religion Protestant, No Denominational Preference .
His rank was Specialist and pay grade was E-4. ( Possibly a posthumous promotion.)
Army records list the details of his death as follows:
August 07, 1987
Closure Date August 07, 1987
Process Date September 21, 1987
Remains Recovered Body Remains Recovered
Casualty Closure Buried Unknown Disposition
Casualty Location Honduras
Casualty Category Accident
Incident Type Non-Hostile Death
At the time of Specialist Lee's
death 1-22 Infantry was deployed to Honduras and was
conducting joint training exercises with the Honduran Army. Specialist Lee drowned while on
such an exercise.
Specialist Lee was a member of Scout Platoon for HHC 1-22 Infantry. ¹
The Los Angeles Times reported his death as follows:
Soldier Dies While Training in Honduras
August 12, 1987
WASHINGTON An Army private training in Honduras fell from a rope bridge into a river Friday and drowned,
the Pentagon said Tuesday.
It identified him as Pfc. Craig A. Lee of New Haven, Conn.
Capt. Nancy LaLuntas, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said the accident occurred during a joint exercise involving
U.S. and Honduran soldiers and artillery units.
Craig A. Lee is buried in
Beaverdale Memorial Park
New Haven County
Plot: O Section Lot 291 Grave 8
¹ Identification by:
Ryan J Opel
SGT, USAR (RET)
B Co and HHC 1-22nd Jul 1987 to Feb 1990
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