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Second local Marine loses limbs at war

9:42 PM, Dec 11, 2010   |    comments
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Another local Marine loses limbs at war.

(St. Louis, MO) KSDK -- Another Marine from the area has lost his limbs after stepping on a bomb in Afghanistan. The latest victim war victim from the St. Louis area is 23 year old, Corporal Justin Mcloud from Cedar Hill.

"He could have had a scholarship to anywhere with his baseball abilities but he chose to serve his country instead," said Karri Mange, Mcloud's mother.

Corporal Mcloud was in Afghanistan for his 3rd deployment when he was injured Friday morning, St. Louis time. Family members said they've been told; Mcloud stepped on an improvised explosive device or IED . Due to an explosion, one of Mcloud's legs had to be amputated above the knee, the other amputated up his hip.

"I'm terrified and I feel so helpless because I know he is a 23 year old man but I'm saying my little boy," said Karri Mange.

Corporal Mcloud is expected to be transported to a military hospital in Maryland where family members will join him. Mcloud is a married father of a 3 month old son.

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