Navy SEAL Marc Lee, killed in combat Aug. 2 in Ramadi, Iraq, has been posthumously awarded a Silver Star for bravery, the Navy said Thursday.

Lee, 28, a member of a SEAL team based here, was the first member of the elite Navy unit to be killed in Iraq.

His brave actions in the line of fire saved the lives of many of his teammates,” the Silver Star citation reads.

Lee also received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

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