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Marine Sgt. Jacob Hess Is First US Military Death In Afghanistan In 2014


Sgt. Jacob M. Hess and wife.

The military is investigating the death of Marine Corps Sgt. Jacob M. Hess, 22, who lost his life in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on New Year's Day, according to the Department of Defense

Hess is the first U.S. service member to die in Afghanistan in 2014. The Pentagon did not release details as to how he died.

Hess was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

According to his Facebook page, Hess graduated in 2009 from Kubasaki High School in Okinawa, Japan. Kubasaki is a U.S. Department of Defense Dependents School.

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muckapoo1 | January 2, 2014 at 3:23 p.m. ― 3 years, 2 months ago

How sad. Let's get our kids out of that cesspool. Let's not lose one more valuable American soldier there.

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CaliforniaDefender | January 2, 2014 at 4:43 p.m. ― 3 years, 2 months ago

Another loss of life for absolutely nothing except to be the 14th "first death of the year" statistic.

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Jon Yim, KPBS Staff | March 3, 2014 at 10:22 a.m. ― 3 years ago

Sad loss of a fellow Kubasaki HS Dragon...his fellow Dragon classmates will remember him...

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Missionaccomplished | March 3, 2014 at 11:39 a.m. ― 3 years ago

_uckkkapoop1, a cesspool which your man, St. Ronnie helped create in the 80s!

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boomerop14 | March 3, 2014 at 12:24 p.m. ― 3 years ago

California Defender,
Your comment says it all. Will this country ever learn? Republican and Democrat
politicians to blame for it. The day their grown children have to be the first ones
to go, would change the whole saber rattling and war making over night is my guess.

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