Waseca Marine killed in Afghanistan

WASECA, Minn. - A Waseca native and US Marine has been killed while serving in Afghanistan.

Family told KARE 11 that Lance Cpl. Caleb Erickson, 20, was the gunner in the last truck of a convoy that was attacked by a suicide bomber on Friday.

Erickson was airlifted to a medical facility, where he later died. Nobody else in the convoy was hurt, family said.

Erickson graduated from Waseca High School in 2012. He played football and was also a member of the wrestling team.

His deployment was scheduled to end in April or May, according to family.


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