WASECA, Minn. (AP) — The body of a fallen Marine from Minnesota has been returned to American soil.
A special Marine team carried a flag-draped transfer case containing the remains of Lance Cpl. Caleb Erickson from a military plane when it arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware Tuesday.READ MORE: Darren Osborne, 56, Charged In Wisconsin Quadruple Homicide; 1 Other Still At Large
The U.S. Department of Defense says the 20-year-old Marine from Waseca died Feb. 28 while involved in combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. His family says Erickson was the gunner in the last truck of the convoy when it was attacked.READ MORE: Man Fatally Shot In South Minneapolis Identified As Christopher Crockom
Erickson was a 2012 graduate of Waseca High School. His unit was based at Camp Lejeune, N.C.MORE NEWS: Major Storm Damage In Hudson: Public Library Sustains Significant Damage, All Schools Closed Friday
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