Memorial Service held for a 1st Signal Brigade technician
November 26, 2013
1st Signal Brigade held a memorial service for Lee Jae-min, desktop technician of the Field Service Support Team, Joint Command Information Systems Activity, 1st Signal Brigade, in the Memorial Chapel on USAG Yongsan in South Korea, Nov. 22.
Lee, a native of Chinhae, South Korea, passed away Nov. 14 of a heart attack. He was born June 15, 1968.
Col. Paul H. Fredenburgh III, Commander of 1st Signal Brigade, expressed his sincere condolences to Lee's family members.
"We will miss him, we honor his contribution, and his loss will be felt throughout the brigade. "
Fredenburgh went on to say that Lee had been an invaluable asset to the brigade since 2003 when he was first hired as a temporary technician. He had progressed to a permanent position prior to transferring to Field Service Support Team, where he was responsible for supporting the secret network used primarily by Republic of Korea and United States military personnel.
"Over the past two years Mr. Lee was singularly responsible for the training of the additional support we hire for two major training exercises, Key Resolve and Ulchi Freedom Guardian," said Fredenburgh. "Thousands of users, from multiple allied nations, benefitted from the additional support we were able to provide for those exercises, which would not have been possible without Mr. Lee's expert teaching."
Lt. Col. Sung Chon, director of JCISA, also expressed his sorrow.
"Jae-min was a quiet person, but a dedicated professional with good work ethic and was an integral member of our team," said Chon. "He will be sorely missed by everyone at JCISA both as a coworker and a friend."
After the remarks, Maj. Celestene Robb, 1st Signal Brigade Chaplain, delivered the memorial message and benediction.
"I do not know why God had to take Mr. Lee so soon, but he lived a careful life while he was with us," said Robb. "Treat life with care, it is very fragile."
Robb said Mr. Jae Min Lee may be gone, but he will not be forgotten.
Lee is survived by his mother and brother.