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Jul 1, 2011

U.S. Marine Gurpreet Singh


U.S. Marine Gurpreet Singh Killed in Combat



U.S. Marine Cpl. Gurpreet Singh, 21, was killed in combat June 22 in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.

Singh was born in Hoshiapur, Punjab, but immigrated to the U.S. in 2000 and grew up in Antelope, Calif., near Sacramento. He leaves behind his father Nirmal, his mother Satnam Kaur, his sister Manpreet and a brother, also named Gurpreet.

Funeral services for Singh will be held on July 2, 11 a.m., at Mount Vernon Memorial Park in Fair Oaks, Calif. Singh’s body was flown home June 28 to McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento.

“He was always a very patriotic man for the U.S.,” Nirmal Singh told India-Wes t. “From the time he was a little boy, he knew he wanted to serve in the U.S. military.”

“Gupreet was very proud of his service with the Marines and our family is proud too,” said Nirmal Singh, who was on his way to pick up his son’s body at McClellan.

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Semper Fi, Marine

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