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Marine from Camp Pendleton who was killed in Afghanistan is buried in Washington state

May 4, 2011 |  6:40 pm


A Marine from Camp Pendleton killed April 24 in Afghanistan was buried Wednesday in eastern Washington.

Lance Cpl. Joe Jackson, 22, was killed when he stepped on a buried bomb while on a foot patrol in the Sangin district of Helmand province. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, which recently replaced the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment in Sangin.

Jackson was a member of the Gila River tribe of Native Americans and grew up on the tribe's reservation near White Swan, Wash. A rifleman, he was on his first combat deployment.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: Marines escort the casket of Lance Cpl. Joe Jackson at funeral in Yakima, Wash. Credit: Associated Press