A Gloucester County Marine was killed Wednesday during combat operations in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said.
First Lt. Ryan K. Iannelli, 27, died in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. The cause of death was under investigation, the Defense Department said Thursday.
Iannelli, from Clarksboro in East Greenwich Township, was assigned to a Marine helicopter squadron stationed in North Carolina.
He graduated in 2002 from Kingsway Regional High School as class president, his mother, Donna Iannelli, 55, said. He was a member of the National Honor Society and captain of the high school baseball team, she said.