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Marine Cpl. Derek A. Wyatt

Died December 6, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

25, of Akron, Ohio; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Dec. 6 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations. Also killed was Pfc. Colton W. Rusk.

Services for Ohio Marine killed in combat

The Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio — An Ohio Marine killed in combat in Afghanistan was eulogized as a hero and an all-American kid at a memorial service.

The service was held Sunday in Akron, the hometown of 25-year-old Cpl. Derek A. Wyatt. He was killed Dec. 6, one day before his wife delivered their son.

Akron Mayor Donald Plusquellic spoke at the service and called Wyatt "an all-American kid." He says Wyatt was willing to give his life for his country.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports Wyatt will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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