Hawaii based soldier killed in Afghanistan

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Department of Defense announced today the death of an Hawaii soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Specialist Jinsu Lee 34, of Chatsworth, Calif., died August 5, 2011 in Kunar province, Afghanistan, of a non-battle related injury.

His death is currently under investigation. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment (Wolfhounds), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Spc. Lee's awards and decorations include: National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Combat Action Badge.

Posthumous awards: Afghanistan Campaign Service Medal with Star, Army Good Conduct Medal and Army Overseas Service Ribbon.

This was Spc. Lee's 1st deployment overseas. Spc. Lee enlisted in the U.S. Army August 5, 2009 as a Unit Supply Specialist.

He was married with 3 daughters.

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