Henry J. Lee

Henry J. Lee, 20, was a freshman from Roanoke, Va., majoring in computer engineering and French.

Also known as Henh Ly, he was the ninth of 10 siblings whose family fled to the United States from Vietnam, arriving in Roanoke in 1994.

Friends described the diminutive Lee as a serious student who wasn't necessarily a serious person.

Nathan Spady, a Virginia Tech classmate who lived in Lee's hall, described Lee as "an extremely bubbly guy, always ready to go."

William Fleming High School Principal Susan Lawyer Willis told The Roanoke Times that Lee was the school's salutatorian in 2006, and brought many in the audience to tears with his story about his family's journey to America.


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