Korea and Vietnam Vet has logged more than 1,200 hours
COLUMBUS, GA - When the National Infantry Museum's recreated World War II Company Street opened to visitors, volunteer Jim Lee stepped up to take charge of the operation.
He's often the first to arrive and last to leave. On Saturday, August 14 at 11 a.m. he'll be rewarded for his dedication when National Infantry Foundation President MG (Ret) Jerry White names the street's First Sergeant's office in Lee's honor.
80-year-old Lee spent 24 years in the Army. He says he's focused on the success of World War II Street because those buildings are like home to him. In addition to having the authentic office in the orderly room named for him, MG White will present Lee with the Order of St. Maurice, a prestigious award for dedication to the Infantry.
Media covering this event may park in the small gravel lot next to the chapel, off South Lumpkin Road just south of the museum. Education department specialist Becky Antrobius will be on hand to assist with interviews.