Howard V. Lee

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Howard V. Lee
Howard V. Lee, Medal of Honor receiver
Birth nameHoward Vincent Lee
Born(1933-08-01)August 1, 1933
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedMarch 23, 2019(2019-03-23) (aged 85)
Virginia, U.S.
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
Years of service1955–1975
RankLieutenant Colonel
Unit2nd Battalion 4th Marines
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsMedal of Honor
Bronze Star (2)
Purple Heart

Lieutenant Colonel Howard Vincent Lee (August 1, 1933 – March 23, 2019) was a United States Marine Corps officer. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in August 1966 during the Vietnam War. He was promoted in July 1972 to lieutenant colonel and retired in 1975 from the Marine Corps. Lee studied at Pace College.

On October 25, 1967, Major Lee was presented the Medal of Honor by President Lyndon Johnson in a ceremony at the White House.[1]

Lee died on March 23, 2019 in Virginia, at the age of 85.[2]

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  1. "Maj Howard V. Lee, Medal of Honor, 1966, 4/3, Viet Nam (Medal of Honor citation)". Marines Awarded the Medal of Honor. History Division, United States Marine Corps. Archived from the original on March 5, 2007. Retrieved November 12, 2007.
  2. "Medal of Honor Recipient Howard V. Lee Passes Away at 85". Benzinga. March 28, 2019. Retrieved March 29, 2019.

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