Pentagon: US soldier killed in Iraq during a patrol outside Mosul

The American flag flies at half staff in front of the The Ride of Steel roller coaster at Darien Lake Theme Park Resort, in Darien N.Y., Tuesday, July 12, 2011. Sgt. James Hackemer, a U.S. Army veteran who lost his legs while deployed in Iraq, was thrown from the 200-foot-tall roller coaster at the upstate theme park on Friday, July 8, 2011 and was killed. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says an American soldier has died in Iraq after an improvised explosive device detonated during a patrol outside Mosul.

Officials say the 1st lieutenant with the 82nd Airborne Division, 25-year-old Weston C. Lee of Bluffton, Georgia, died Saturday. He was conducting security as part of advise-and-assist support to partnered forces.

Lee was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He joined the Army in March 2015.

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