The United States Department of Defense announced a Gloucester County Marine was killed in Afghanistan Wednesday, September 28, 2011.
First Lt. Ryan K. Iannelli, of Clarksboro, N.J., age 27, died during combat operations in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, according to officials.
His cause of death is under investigation.
Iannelli, who graduated from Kingsway Regional High School as class president, was assigned to a Marine helicopter squadron.
Iannelli left for his first combat tour on Aug. 14.
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