Congresswoman Debbie Lesko Introduces Legislation to Honor Fallen Navy SEAL in Surprise
Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) today introduced H.R. 6016, legislation to designate the United States Postal Service facility located at 14955 W. Bell Road in Surprise, Arizona as the “Marc Lee Memorial Post Office Building”. In 2006, Marc Alan Lee, a Navy SEAL, was killed in action in Iraq. He was the first SEAL to lose his life in Operation Iraqi Freedom after a fierce firefight while on patrol in Ramadi. In an effort to protect his fellow teammates, Marc exposed himself to direct enemy fire. His brave actions saved the lives of many. His mother, Debbie Lee of Surprise, founded America’s Mighty Warriors, a nonprofit supporting our troops and families of the fallen, in his honor. Original cosponsors of this bill include: Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Raul Grijalva (AZ-03), Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Rep. David Schweikert (AZ-06), Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), and Rep. Greg Stanton (AZ-09).
“Marc Lee was a true American hero whose actions saved the lives of his fellow SEALs,” said Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08). “Naming this post office in his honor is just a small token of our appreciation for his service and sacrifice to our Nation. We will never forget the incredible bravery Marc showed on that day.”
Marc Lee completed the SEAL program in November 2004. Marc was assigned to Charlie Platoon, Task Unit Bruiser of SEAL Team 3. He was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart for his heroic actions.
Text of the bill may be found HERE.