Camp Lejeune Marine Killed In War In Afghanistan

A Camp Lejeune Marine from Michigan who would have turned 22 on St. Patrick's Day has been killed in Afghanistan.

The remains of Cpl. Jacob Turbett were returned Monday to Delaware's Dover Air Force Base.

His wife Crystal says her husband grew up in Wayne County's Canton Township, west of Detroit. She says the military told her he died Saturday.

Other details were not immediately available, and his wife said funeral arrangements were incomplete.

Turbett was part of a unit from Camp Lejeune.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Stacie Location: Georgia on Feb 16, 2010 at 05:00 PM
    God Bless you and yours, my friend... Your sacrifice will forever remain in our hearts as Americans & wiegh heavy on our minds as we lay beneath the very security you provided our nation during your career. May he hold you in his almighty embrace as you look down upon us as one of God's mighty angels & continue your protection from above. And God bless those left behind, that their grief may be eased by his mercy.
  • by MSgt, USMC (Ret) Location: Kinston on Feb 16, 2010 at 04:56 AM
    Rest in peace, Brother from a different Mother.
  • by Proud to be an American on Feb 15, 2010 at 07:34 PM
    The price of freedom. I am sadden that another dedicated young man had to die to assure my freedom. My sincere sympathy to his family and friends.
  • by Wayne Location: Silverhill, AL on Feb 15, 2010 at 06:34 PM
    It is always sad to hear of the loss of another member of our fine military. Just know that Jacob was living by and died by his convictions. It takes brave, Godly young people such as Jacob willingly placing themselves in harms way to preserve and protect the things that mean the most to us and them. Jacob did not lose his life in vain, and he now rests in the arms of our loving Lord Jesus Christ. That knowledge is all we have to sustain us during our times of grief, just know this, if you have a saving relationship with Jesus Christ you will one day be able to again embrace Jacob and share in your mutual love. In the meantime, may God envelope you, his family, in His loving arms and provide you with a calmness and peace in your heart that can only come from Him.
  • by Wayne Location: Anchorage,Ak on Feb 15, 2010 at 05:04 PM
    May God Bless you and your family during this time. My grandson, Scott Hale, is a freind of Jacob .I Salute You and yours ,,,from and old hard core vet !!! Semper Fi !!!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2010 at 04:53 PM
    I am so sorry for your loss, it is because of Marines like him that make a sacrifice everyday that makes a difference in this world. It is because of Marines like him that have made me decide that is what I want to do with my life. Thank You!
  • by eastern nc on Feb 15, 2010 at 04:45 PM
    I am so sorry for your loss. I have family in Afghanistan and I can hardly watch or read the news.
  • by RealityCheck Location: Washington Park on Feb 15, 2010 at 04:35 PM
    Amazing. A US Marine gets killed serving our country and a total of three people post on the article. On WITN's article about snowcream, half of ENC has posted. Thanks for your sacrifice.
  • by Jodie Lester Location: Michigan on Feb 15, 2010 at 01:34 PM
    My heart goes out to your entire family. Jake truly wanted to be a Marine and his courage and dedication to this County will not go un-noticed...he really is a hero! To Jake, I would like to say thank you for your service to this great country and to his mother, thank you for your guidance in raising such a strong young man, I am very sorry for your loss. He will be dearly missed. Stay strong Crystal, you have a lot of great people supporting you.
  • by marine mom Location: washington on Feb 15, 2010 at 12:59 PM
    I am so sorry for your loss, just know that he died a HERO.
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