WASECA, Minn. (AP) -- The body of a fallen Marine from Waseca has been returned to the U.S.
A special Marine team carried a flag-draped transfer case containing the remains of Lance Cpl. Caleb Erickson from a military plane when it arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware Tuesday.
The U.S. Department of Defense says the 20-year-old Marine from Waseca died Feb. 28 while involved in combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. His family says Erickson was the gunner in the last truck of the convoy when it was attacked.
Erickson was a 2012 graduate of Waseca High School. His unit was based at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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