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Friday, 13 December 2013 04:22

Fallen Marine from Poplar Bluff returns home

   A U.S. Marine from Poplar Bluff will be laid to rest this weekend.  

   Staff Sergeant Eric Summers was one of four Marines killed last month during a bomb removal training exercise at Camp Pendleton.  

   An honor guard met the Marine's casket at Lambert Airport Thursday evening and escorted his remains back to Poplar Bluff.  

   Summers' funeral will be Saturday.  

   Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has ordered flags be flown half staff tomorrow to honor Summers bravery.

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Monday, 16 September 2013 02:09

Metro-east village honors fallen Marine

   BETHALTO, Ill. (AP) - A metro-east village is paying tribute to a hometown Marine who died in 2010 of complications from injuries sustained in Afghanistan.

   The Alton Telegraph reports that seven signs honoring Lance Cpl. Kenneth Corzine have been erected at each road entrance to Bethalto.

   Corzine was 23 when he died on Christmas Eve of 2010, 19 days after being injured by a roadside bomb that exploded, costing him both legs.

   Corzine grew up in Bethalto and was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.

   Bethalto is in Madison County, northeast of St. Louis.

 

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