9th Inf. Div.

5th Bn-60th Inf. Distinguished Service Cross

Legion of Valor

"Lee Alley is a true patriot and a bona-file American Hero.  He led his troops with honor and distinction and is a living legend in the 5/60th 9th Infantry Division."

 ---Tommy Franks, Former Commander in Chief - United States Central Command


BACK FROM WAR: Finding Hope and Understanding in Life After Combat is the harrowing narrative of 1st Lt. Lee Alley and his year in the horrors of combat in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam from 1967-1968 and his reflections on the years since. Additionally, it is the true accounts of twenty-three other contributors, their time at war and stories of their return home. All of them discuss feelings of maladjustment, loneliness, depression, bouts of PTSD and negative family repercussions that are similarly felt by many of our nation’s veterans of foreign wars. Lee Alley’s message is clear: “Our soldiers are forever changed and it’s time Americans realize it.”

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About Lee Alley:  

Lee B. Alley was born in 1946, the son of Ralph and Joan Alley.  All siblings are surviving and include, Ralph Alley and Mike Alley of Lander, Wyoming, Mardee Shoop and Mary Jo Alley of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Barbara Varra of Greeley Colorado and Gail Robinson of Green River, Wyoming.

Lee served in Vietnam from Aug 1967 to Aug 1968 and is the highest decorated Vietnam veteran in Wyoming.  In 1972 Lee married Ellen Bennett Grieve and they are proud of their two children, Kresta Alley and Bo James Alley.

Lee currently serves as president of the 5/60th, 9th Infantry division association, is Vice Chairman of the Wyoming Veterans Commission.   Lee holds the Distinguished Service Cross, awarded for valor in Vietnam, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, 2 Purple Hearts, the Soldier's Medal, two Air Medals, National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and Combat Infantryman Badge.   Lee is an accomplished speaker, speaking to veterans groups, at awards ceremonies, graduation and more.