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Marine from Greenwood, LA, killed in Afghanistan

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – A 19 year-old Ark-La-Tex marine has been killed in action in the war in Afghanistan, and tonight his family mourns the loss of a brother, son and friend.

KSLA News 12 has learned that Lance Cpl. Dakota Huse from Greenwood was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

A family member tells us he was going to turn 20 on December 3rd of this year.

He was just eight weeks into his tour. The Department of Defense confirms the death, and says Huse died while conducting combat operations in the Helmand province.

Out of the nearly 7,000 coalition fatalities in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 1,000 have been marines.

KSLA News 12 spoke with Dakota's aunt, and she says Dakota was a graduate of Huntington High School.

Huntington scheduled to observe Veteran's Day on Thursday with a ceremony. Faculty and staff there will also honor Huse and John Hale, another alumnus.

 

 

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