A Marine carry team loads into a transfer vehicle a transfer case containing the remains of Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Fowlkes Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Fowlkes, of Gaffney, S.C., died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)Friday, September 11, 2009 

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A 20-year-old Marine from South Carolina has been killed while serving in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense said Friday that Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Fowlkes died Thursday.

WYFF-TV reports that Fowlkes died at a military hospital in Germany, where he had been recuperating from injuries from an explosion earlier in the week. Family friend LeighAnn Turner told the station Fowlkes'parents had flown to Germany after their son was injured Sept. 3 in Helmand province.

Fowlkes was from Gaffney, S.C. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Turner says Fowlkes was a graduate of Gaffney High School. His body was expected to arrive in the United States Friday.

___
A Marine carry team loads into a transfer vehicle a transfer case containing the remains of Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Fowlkes Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Fowlkes, of Gaffney, S.C., died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)Friday, September 11, 2009 COLUMBIA, S.C. — A 20-year-old Marine from South Carolina has been killed while serving in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense said Friday that Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Fowlkes died Thursday. WYFF-TV reports that Fowlkes died at a military hospital in Germany, where he had been recuperating from injuries from an explosion earlier in the week. Family friend LeighAnn Turner told the station Fowlkes'parents had flown to Germany after their son was injured Sept. 3 in Helmand province. Fowlkes was from Gaffney, S.C. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Turner says Fowlkes was a graduate of Gaffney High School. His body was expected to arrive in the United States Friday. ___ Associated Press
A Marine carry team loads into a transfer vehicle a transfer case containing the remains of Marine Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Fowlkes Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Fowlkes, of Gaffney, S.C., died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)Friday, September 11, 2009 COLUMBIA, S.C. — A 20-year-old Marine from South Carolina has been killed while serving in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense said Friday that Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Fowlkes died Thursday. WYFF-TV reports that Fowlkes died at a military hospital in Germany, where he had been recuperating from injuries from an explosion earlier in the week. Family friend LeighAnn Turner told the station Fowlkes'parents had flown to Germany after their son was injured Sept. 3 in Helmand province. Fowlkes was from Gaffney, S.C. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. Turner says Fowlkes was a graduate of Gaffney High School. His body was expected to arrive in the United States Friday. ___ Associated Press

Democrats in Congress growing antsy over Afghanistan

September 11, 2009 06:13 PM

UPDATED September 25, 2013 12:11 PM

More Videos

  • Trump: US to declare North Korea is state sponsor of terror

    President Donald Trump announced Monday that the United States will designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terror amid heightened nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula. Trump said the designation will impose further penalties on the country. He called it a long overdue step and part of the U.S.' "maximum pressure campaign" against the North.