She is a soldier…and a classical pianist. A remarkable young woman brings her two skills together to bring music to her fellow soldiers.
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Among Army Spc. Anne Lee’s earliest memories, she said, is being a young girl staring at the pianist during Sunday church services and wondering what it took to make that kind of music.
“I think I was about 5 years old or so, and I was fascinated by the music she played,” she said. “Every chance I’d get, I’d sneak over after service to sit with her and tap on the keys. Soon afterwards, I started taking piano lessons.”
Today, she’s not only an automated logistics specialist serving here as part of the 1st Armored Division’s Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, but she’s also an accomplished classical pianist who’s performed concerts around the world — including New York City’s Carnegie Hall.