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Fallen Marine from Mancelona remembered five years later

On Aug. 22 2010, a U.S. Marine from Mancelona was killed while fighting in Afghanistan.

Sergeant Jason Calo died while supporting combat operations in the Helmand Province. He was 23-years-old when he died.

Sgt. Calo made the ultimate sacrifice for his country five years ago. He left behind his wife, Sarah, and two children.

Sgt. Calo was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C

Mancelona High School's principal, Joe Clark, tells 7&4 News that he was very athletic, playing football, baseball and wrestling.

According to the Military Wall of Honor Facebook Page, Sgt. Calo enlisted in the Marines Crops in 2006, a year after graduating from MHS. Sgt. Calo learned to help guide weapons to take out enemy fire, which is a very technical position with precision and excellence in performance is a requirement.

Sgt. Calo was promoted to Sergeant 1 in July 2009. He was serving his second deployment having been previously deployed to Iraq TMs Al Anbar province from September 2008 to April 2009.

In June 2010, Sgt. Calo was deployed to Afghanistan in support of the Operation Enduring Freedom which first began on October 7, 2001.

The Military Wall of Honor says Sgt. Calo TMs awards include the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

If you would like to read more on Sgt. Calo, CLICK HERE.

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