I lost my Navy SEAL son in Ramadi. The city’s future still matters to me.

Every time I hear Ramadi mentioned on the news, I drop what I’m doing to hear the latest details. I have a very personal connection to that Iraqi city — there is a very precious piece of me there. My son, Petty Officer 2nd Class Marc Alan Lee, shed his blood on that soil, becoming the first Navy SEAL killed in Iraq on Aug. 2, 2006.

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