Local Marine Killed in Afghanistan

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 7:25am

UPDATED: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 7:26am

The family of U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Joseph Fankhauser has reported that he was killed in action on Saturday in the Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Family and friends gathered to remember the once McAllen native who had been serving in his six tour of combat duty. Staff Sergeant Fankhauser is a Purple Heart recipient who showed his valor serving his country. He is survived by his wife and his parents.

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