Father: Soldier from N. Ky. Killed in Afghanistan

By Associated Press | 

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. (AP) -- The father of a soldier serving in Afghanistan says his son has been killed on a mission.

Daniel Patrick Lee says Army officials told him and his wife that their son, 28-year-old Daniel Tyler Lee, died on Tuesday after being shot in the chest.

The father said he didn't know all the details surrounding the death of his son, who was a Green Beret.

He said his son was always smiling, kept a positive outlook and "lit up a room when he came in."

School officials in northern Kentucky's Kenton County said the soldier was a hometown hero.

Aside from his parents, Lee is survived by his wife and 6-month-old son, who live in Arizona, and a sister.

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