U.S. Marine Sgt. Jimmy Shawn Lee, 26, Mount Vernon, Indiana.
Died in the Helicopter crash April 6, 2005 that killed 16 people. The CH-47 Chinook went down in a sandstorm Wednesday near Ghazni city, 80 miles southwest of the capital, Kabul, as it headed for the main U.S. base at Bagram after a mission in the insurgent- plagued south.
Lee graduated in 1997 from Mount Vernon High School in the city about 20 miles west of Evansville.
He was scheduled to come home next week from a deployment that began in September.
"He had told us to stop watching the news because we would always get so upset and scared," his mother, Rebecca Blanchard, of Crossville, Ill., told the Evansville Courier & Press. "He told us, 'Unless you see two Marines waiting for you, I am OK.' Last night (Wednesday) at my daughter's house, that's what I saw -- two Marines."