Jasmine Yeo, the mother of the NSF who passed away due to a heat stroke, has revealed that her son signed up to donate his cornea before his untimely passing:
Dave wish to continue seeing this world with his cornea! Whoever you are, please enjoy seeing this world together with Dave! Hope 1 day you will see me again!
Yeo’s son, Dave Lee – a Guardsman from the 1st Battalion Singapore Guards, was found to display signs of heat injury at about 8.35am on 18 Apr 2018. The Private had just completed an 8km fast march in Bedok Camp. He was pronounced dead yesterday at 5.32pm at Changi General Hospital after spending 12 days in critical condition at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.
Lee had just turned 19 ten days before he passed on.
Lee was an only child to Yeo, a spa manager, and her husband, property agent Dennis Lee. Neighbours told reporters that the family was close-knit.
After completing his primary school education at Rulang Primary School, secondary school education at Yuhua Secondary School and his A-Levels at Jurong Junior College, Lee enlisted into National Service on 5 Jan and completed his Basic Military Training on 11 March.
Lee’s enlistment was celebrated as a momentous occasion by his family. Today, his family members are asking “Who is the real enemy?”
Posted by Jasmine Yeo H L on Saturday, 10 March 2018
The Armed Forces Council is expected to convene an independent Committee of Inquiry (COI) to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, as is procedure in every case involving the death of a national serviceman. The COI has full powers as well as access to information and personnel to fully investigate the circumstances leading to death.