Master Sergeant Jim Lee, aka “Big Sarge”, joined the Army in 1959. He decided to join the 82nd Airborne as he noted that “Paratroopers were set apart and a special kind of Soldier.” After 20 plus years of service, he still proudly displayed his 82nd Airborne Flag in his front yard and airborne wings on his arm. A veteran of The Vietnam War, he comes from a generation of men full of pride in service and love for their country. Jim also spent time at the 501st and then went on to be an instructor at Fort Jackson. In 2017, Master Sergeant Jim Lee passed away from cancer survived by his son Matthew Lee. Never let their stories die. Airborne. All the Way.