Cordele Marine Dies in Afghanistan

6:10 PM, Oct 8, 2010   |    comments
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A Marine from Cordele has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense announced Friday that 21-year-old Cpl. Stephen C. Sockalosky died Wednesday during combat operations in Helmand province.

Sockalosky was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune.

The Department of Defense did not release any further information on his death.

But WALB-TV in Albany reports that he was wounded last week by an improvised explosive device and died at a U.S. military hospital in Germany.

They reported that he was a 2007 graduate of Crisp County High School. His wife and mother traveled to Germany to be with him after he was wounded.

There is no word on funeral arrangements.


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