Updated: Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011, 8:58 AM CST
Published : Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011, 5:43 PM CST
MOBILE, Alabama (WALA) - A Marine from Axis is the latest member of the military killed in action in the Middle East. He had just celebrated his twenty-second birthday.
Family members say Corporal Joseph Whitehead was killed Monday while serving in Afghanistan when he stepped on an I.E.D.
A family member says Whitehead was coming to the end of his enlistment cycle soon and had planned on resigning with the Marine Corps.
Whitehead was a 2007 graduate of Satsuma High School, where he was a fullback on the football team.
His body will be brought to Dover Air Force Base Wednesday, and should be released to his family up to five days later. When we learn more about services, we'll share that information right here on Fox10tv.com and on FOX10 News.