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Marine EOD, Sgt John Patrick Huling killed by Afghan National Army Soldier

Cincinnati.com  May 6, 2012

A local U.S. Marine has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Marine Corps informed Sgt. John Patrick (JP) Huling’s mother, Debbie Huling, on Sunday that he was killed while on foot patrol in Anwar Province.

“He was brave and selfless and gave his life for his country so everybody could enjoy the freedom that we live now,” said Huling of West Chester.

Huling said that he was ambushed by a man who appeared to be an Afghan military policeman. She said she was led to believe that the man may have been a Taliban militant.

Sgt. Huling, 25, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. He was flown to a hospital, where he later died.

The Moeller High School graduate and bomb disposal specialist is survived by his wife of two years, Priscilla, and their dog, Soco; a brother, Justin, 23, who also is a Marine; a sister, Lauren Coach, 30, of Cincinnati and a niece, Tyrah, 12.

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May 7, 2012 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Bomb Disposal, Explosive Ordnance Disposal | , , , , , ,

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