Monday, August 10, 2009

Marine Lance Cpl. Bruce E. Ferrell, Jr.

Remember Our Heroes

Marine Lance Cpl. Bruce E. Ferrell, Jr., 21, of Perdido, Ala.

LCpl. Ferrell was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Aug. 10, 2009 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

North Escambia -- An area Marine on his first deployment has been killed in Afghanistan.

Lance Cpl. Bruce “Bubba” Ferrell Jr., 21, of Perdido, Ala., was killed Sunday night by an improvised explosive device.

He joined the Marine Corps in November 2007, and was promoted to rank of lance corporal. His unit deployed to Afghanistan in May of this year as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Ferrell was a gradate of Baldwin County High School where he was an honor student and a member of the JROTC program.

Ferrell was a member of Fox Company, a rifle unit of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment of the Marine Corps. His tour of duty was scheduled to be just seven months.

He was recently engaged to be married.

Funeral service will be announced after his body is returned to the United States.

Marine Lance Cpl. Bruce E. Ferrell, Jr. was killed in action on 8/10/09.

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