Camp Pendleton Marine killed in traffic accident identified


The young Marine corporal was driving north in a 2006 Chevy Silverado shortly after 8 p.m. on Feb. 26 when he struck a semi truck that was entering a highway inspection facility.

22 year-old Shannon Lance Lee was stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA and died at the scene of the accident. The 57-year-old man driving the semi-truck was not injured.

Shannon Lee
Cpl. Shannon Lee in an undated photo. Photo credit: Facebook

He was laid to rest on March 7th in his hometown of Kayenta, Arizona.

He was escorted to his burial – with full military honors – by his fellow Navajo of the Navajo/Hopi Honor riders.

Shannon Lance Lee being escorted to his funeral by Navajo/Hopi riders. Photo credit: Facebook
Shannon Lance Lee being escorted to his funeral by Navajo/Hopi riders. Photo credit: Facebook

Thirteen people donated over $1,400 to help Lee’s family pay for funeral expenses.

His family member Jay Lee said, “He will forever be in all of our hearts because he was a brother, a son, a husband, a nephew, a great friend and so much more.”

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  • Michael Swaney

    Michael is an Army veteran and the Director of Content for Bright Mountain Media LLC

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