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Sgt Lee Edward Norton

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Sgt Lee Edward Norton

  • Birth 18 Jun 1963 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 30 Sep 1988 Potsdam, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
  • Burial Quantico, Prince William County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Plot: 23 0 414
  • Memorial ID 10128822

Lee was born in New York, New York, on June 18, 1963. He spent much of his childhood in Carmel, New York, and his family moved to Arlington, Virginia, in 1978. Lee graduated from Washington-Lee Senior High School in Arlington in June 1981. He entered the United States Marine Corps in July 1981.

Lee was a Rifleman and a Scout Sniper, and served with the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, in the Multinational Peacekeeping Force, Beirut, Lebanon. Lee was a member of the unit destroyed by the barracks bombing, but was on detached duty as a sniper at the time of the incident; he therefore escaped without physical injury, but suffered because many of his friends were killed. After his Honorable Discharge from the Marine Corps in July 1985, he joined the Army Reserve where he served as a medic with the 310th Field Hospital. His experiences during the Beirut bombing and compassion for the wounded motivated him to continue his military service as a medic.

Lee attended the State University of New York, Potsdam, until his death. He also was a piano repair and tuning apprentice with the Crane School of Music.

His military awards included the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal (Lebanon), the Good Conduct Medal, the Rifle Expert Badge (2nd Award), the Combat Action Ribbon, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (3rd Award), and the Navy Unit Commendation. Lee was a talented piano player and artist. He died much too young and is always missed. He was buried on October 5, 1988.

The information contained in Lee's biography is derived from various sources, including personal knowledge, interviews, and official military records.

Biography last updated April 17, 2017.

The photo of Lee in his Marine uniform was accessed from the following URL; http://www.goldstarsiblings.com/lee_norton/
This URL is no longer current as of February 15, 2007.

Thanks to Bill Kibler, USMC, of the Beirut Stamp Initiative (beirutstamp.com) for the photo of Lee in his uniform, and to both Bill Kibler and Marie Vayer, for the marker photos.


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  • Created by: GraveRabbit
  • Added: 16 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10128822
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Lee Edward Norton (18 Jun 1963–30 Sep 1988), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10128822, citing Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, Prince William County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by GraveRabbit (contributor 46771871) .