Image courtesy: Pfc. David Hauk, U.S. Army. Kandahar, Afghanistan, November 12, 2009

Sunday, January 10, 2010

U.S. Marine killed in southern Afghanistan

According to various media reports, A U.S. Marine was killed Saturday in Nawa, Afghanistan, when a vehicle struck a roadside bomb. Another five U.S. Marines were wounded in the attack, according to the British Ministry of Defence.

This CNN article, which I will discuss more in the coming days, says British journalist Rupert Hamer was also killed in the terrorist attack. A photographer, Phil Coburn, was seriously wounded. Both men are employed by the British Sunday Mirror newspaper and were embedded with the United States Marines. The Marine killed in the attack has not yet been identified by the Pentagon, which never releases names of the fallen until next of kin has been notified.

Let's all say a prayer for the families of this fallen warrior, the five fellow Marines wounded in the attack, and the loved ones of both journalists.

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