Sad news as the weekend ends from the AJC.
Marine First Sargent Luke J. MercardaBente, of Athens, was killed April 15 during the course of combat operations in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan.
[UPDATE: 4/22/2007] The Rome News-Tribune had additional coverage of the return of Sgt. Allmon’s body to Georgia. Hooah, Sgt. Allmon.