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SALUTING THE BRAVE: Spokane Marine, Jacob Hess, 22, Killed In Afghanistan

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Marine Sgt. Jacob Hess died January 1, 2014 in Afghanistan. Marine Sgt. Jacob Hess died January 1, 2014 in Afghanistan.
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SPOKANE, Wash- 24 hours after Hess was killed on New Year's day the Department of Defense says Hess was killed in the Helmand province of Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Little details were given on just exactly how Hess was killed.

Hess was a 2009 graduate of North Central High School in Spokane. Hess was enrolled in the running start program and taking college courses while at North Central.

On Wednesday Steve Fisk, principal at North Central spoke to KHQ's Dylan Wohlenhaus about Hess. Fisk says "He was very easy going. He got along well with all the kids." "He was just real close to his family."

Hess was a standout soccer player for North Central in 2009. According to Fisk Hess was "very sure of his direction in life" referring to Hess' desire to enlist in the military at a young age. Sgt. Hess was assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 26, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, NC.

The Inland NW Red Cross tells KHQ that Sgt. Hess is the son of Keirsten Lyons (formerly Hess) who is the Regional Service To The Armed Forces Director.

According to the Department Of Defense Hess was deployed with the Marine Air Logistics Squadron 40 when he was killed. Hess enlisted in the Marines in October 2010, not long after graduating from North Central High School.

Sgt. Hess earned several awards during his service including, The Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, The Good Conduct Medal,The Afghanastan Campaign Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.

Previous Coverage:

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Jacob M. Hess of Spokane, Wash., died Jan. 1, 2014, while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was 22-years-old.

The Inland NW Red Cross tells us that Sgt. Hess was the son of Keirsten Lyons (formerly Hess) who is the Regional Service To The Armed Forces Director.

Sgt. 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.

The incident is currently under investigation.
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