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This Memorial Day holiday we chose to honor a true American Hero, Marc Lee. A Navy SEAL, Marc was killed in action on August 2, 2006 while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Marc was the first Navy SEAL killed in the Iraq War. US Elite LLC, in partnership with America's Mighty Warriors and Benchmade Knife Company, has announced that they will be auctioning a limited edition Benchmade Marc Lee “Glory” combat knife, signed by Marc’s mother Debbie Lee. Debbie Lee is the founder of America's Mighty Warriors, a non-profit to honor, thank, support, and encourage troops and their families and remember the sacrifice of Marc Alan Lee, her son, the first Navy SEAL killed in Iraq. This limited edition, hand-engraved Benchmade knife will be available for auction worldwide, scheduled to take place starting at 5:00pm EST on Wednesday May 22nd, and running through 12:00pm EST on June 28th, 2013.

This limited edition Marc Lee Commemorative knife with serial number 4 out of 251 features a highly polished fixed blade, grooved notches on the handle for grip and thumb control, a sheath lanyard and a re-curved 7.30” blade. Also included in the auction package will be:

  • A Marc Lee Memorial Challenge Coin
  • Memorial T-shirt & patch
  • Round-trip Airfare (continental US) to the Marc Lee Training Center in Coronado, CA, with guided tour by Debbie Lee
  • JUST ADDED TO THE AUCTION PACKAGE! A signed copy of author John Croushorn’s book “Battlefields And Blessings Iraq/Afghanistan (Stories of Faith and Courage)”

The knife is packaged in a lockable presenter’s case, and will be signed by Debbie Lee. Beginning bids will start at $3000 and will end Friday 6/28 noon EST. US Elite will also sell additional limited edition Marc Lee 'Glory' knives – four will be signed by Debbie Lee (priced at $1100 with numbers #5, #7, #8, #9) and the remaining knives will be sold as is. All are numbered – you will be able to select each individual numbered knife for purchase. Proceeds from the auction of the "Glory" knife will benefit America's Mighty Warriors. If you are a knife collector, this is a great piece to add to your collection. This is also a great way to support a fallen hero and the organization that helps support others as well.

America's Mighty Warriors

Debbie Lee, mother of Marc Alan Lee wanted to start a non-profit organization inspired by Marc's passion communicated in his Last Letter home. U.S. Navy officers told Debbie Lee that her son died after single-handedly holding off enemy fighters as his team rescued a wounded soldier from a rooftop. During the two-hour battle, Navy officials informed her that Marc Lee fired 100 rounds of ammunition against insurgents before he was killed. The mission statement for America's Mighty Warriors states 'To honor, thank, support, and encourage the troops and their families and remember the sacrifice of my "Mighty Warrior" Marc Alan Lee, the first Navy SEAL killed in Iraq. To accept the challenge from his last letter home and “pass on the kindness, the love, the precious gift of human life, through random acts of kindness” that will impact and honor our military, the fallen and their families for their selfless service and sacrifice.'

Debbie Lee has toured the nation, speaking at pro-troop rallies, and helping to organize shipments of care packages to our troops serving overseas. She also made history as the first Gold Star Mother to enter the combat zone and visit the city where her son died. Her tireless love and support for our troops is reflected in the years of full-time volunteering as she stands behind those who have stood to defend her.



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