Veteran Showcase: David Lees doesn’t let life get in the way of his fun lifestyle

David Lees Sr. enjoys rocks, minerals and panning for gold. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
Even in his retirement years, nothing slows down Navy veteran David Lees Sr. He spends his time renovating his home in Terwillger, attending rock and mineral exhibitions and panning for gold. “I’ve been trying to slow him down, he just keeps going,” Lee’s wife Donna said. The Lees moved to Anza in 2015. “We came through here when I was a kid with my dad pretty regularly. I love it up here.” he said. Lees has an extensive history with the U.S. Navy as an operations specialist, and he was deployed all over the world. Navy operations specialists provide technical information and assistance to the command for anti-surface warfare, anti-air warfare, anti-submarine warfare, amphibious warfare, mine warfare, naval gunfire support and search and rescue operations, and ot
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