About Darrick Lee

If you’re actually reading this, then you’re either:

A: Googling the term “Derrek Lee,” looking for the Major League Baseball star;
B: Really, REALLY bored, or,
C: Someone interested in learning about military experiences

If you fall under category “a,” you should know that the athlete you’re looking for spells his name “D-E-r-r-E-k,” while I use an “a” and an “i” instead. You’re welcomed to stay, but you would probably have better luck with ESPN or Wikipedia.

If you fall under category “b”, you’re in luck. My ramblings have a way of making time go by fast. Give it a try. If you need help going to sleep, try reading some of the articles on the media / links page. For the Leathernecks out there, you might like the Marine Corps Memories page.

If you fall under category “c,” visit this site to learn more about what’s going on with our military family. If you’re more interested in Afghanistan, check out the mil-blog archives to read stories and see images from a deployment there.

Anyway … This website is really just me sayin’ “hey”. Thanks for checking it out. Feel free to say “hey” back!


Captain Lee, USAF, with Colonel Gail Halvorsen (the famous “Candy Bomber” from WWII.)
Captain Lee, USAF, with Colonel Gail Halvorsen (the famous “Candy Bomber” from WWII.)


  1. Thomas Peace
    May 13, 2016

    Hello Major Lee,

    I want to let you know how proud I am of you. You may not remember me, however this is Thomas Peace of USMC Delta Battalion Platoon 1018 MCRD San Diego 1990. I was sharing a Marine Corps success with my staff. A couple of years ago I just happened to be watching 9news conducting an interview with none other than Major Darrick Lee. Today as I recounted my surprise and elation about seeing you with the Thunderbirds, I decided to google you and ran across some of your youtube videos and web your page. I’m glad you are doing well. Thank you for your service to our country. Our military would not be the force that they are without dedicated servicemen like yourself.

    God Speed and Semper Fi!

    • darricklee
      May 13, 2016

      I can NEVER forget Thomas Peace! Did you see our bootcamp graduation video? It’s here: https://youtu.be/Gmhgz5IW_cY

      Thanks for the kind words … I’ve really enjoyed serving … Never thought I’d stay in this long! Although, if I had it all over to do again, I would have joined the Air Force to begin with. (Air conditioning is NICE!)

      But, hey … Don’t forget YOU served, too! We’ve both done our part. Stay in touch! (Look for me on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.)

      Semper Fi, Darrick

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