Military News 5-13-10

U.S. Marine Corp Sergeant Lee W. Pieper of New Prague recently deployed to Afghanistan. Sgt. Pieper serves with the 1st Platoon, Animal Company.

In September he was promoted to Tank Commander, Alpha Company and in February promoted to sergeant.

With this deployment, he will serve as a combat engineer with his platoon in search of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and additional explosives for route clearance. This is his second deployment.

Pieper is the son of Mary Pieper of New Prague and a 2001 graduate of New Prague High School.

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