MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) - The Pentagon has released details on the death of a 20-year-old U.S. Navy hospital corpsman from Midland who was killed in action in Afghanistan.
The Defense Department said Thursday that Seaman Aaron D. Ullom was on foot patrol in Helmand Province when he was killed Tuesday.
Ullom was part of a Marine unit out of Camp Lejeune, N.C. His remains were being flown Thursday to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
Ullom was a 2009 graduate of Midland High School and was on his first deployment to Afghanistan, where he arrived in February.
His family says he was on a training mission with Afghan troops when they came under fire from insurgents
The website for Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Directors in Midland said funeral arrangements were incomplete Thursday.
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