Local Marine killed in Afghanistan

Bruce Ferrell, Jr., 21, was a member of Fox Company – 3rd Platoon, and had been deployed to Afghanistan in May. His patrol had left their Humvee and were on foot when a roadside improvised explosive device, or IED, detonated and took his life.

Officials told the Ferrells that their son was initially listed as missing in action, but his body was later recovered. This is the second time the family has had to cope with the loss of a child.

Local Marine killed in Afghanistan