Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Stan Lee. Lee served during World War II from 1942 to 1945.

Stan Lee enlisted in the Army after hearing of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and was assigned to the Signal Corps. His duties included repairing telegraph wires and communications. Once the Army became aware of his writing ability he was transferred to Training Film Division where he was given the military classification “Playwright”. He was one of only nine men given that classification.

When World War II ended, Lee returned to Timely Comics, where he’d held a job as an editor before enlisting. The company eventually became known as Marvel Comics and Lee gained fame as the co-creator of Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Thor, X-Men, and Doctor Strange.

In 2017, service members from Joint Base Lewis-McChord inducted Lee into the Signal Corps Regimental Association and gave him honorary membership in the 2nd Battalion 3rd Infantry Regiment.

Lee passed away today at the age of 95.

We honor his service.


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Graphic By Whitney Moore: Whitney is an undergraduate senior at Southern New Hampshire University studying Social Media Marketing.

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  1. Robert Bostic November 13, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Thank you for your service Stan Lee!

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