Georgia Soldiers Killed in Iraq, Afghanistan

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.

Also, the body of Army Sargent William E. Allmon, who was killed April 12 in Baghdad, Iraq, has returned home. A funeral is set for Tuesday in the town of Silver Creek, near Rome.

[UPDATE: 4/22/2007] The Rome News-Tribune had additional coverage of the return of Sgt. Allmon’s body to Georgia. Hooah, Sgt. Allmon.


  1. Rogue109 says:

    Yeah, I’m still getting the hang of this “blogging thing-y” so I’m usually making about two or three corrections after each post appears. I’ll get better, I promise (grin).

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