(KMOV)-- A local Marine is one of the latest Americans killed in action.
Lance Cpl. Patrick W. Schimmel, 21, of Winfield, Mo., died Sunday while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan.
He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
They are not saying how he died.