Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
The Department of Defense says a Marine from Madison county has been killed in Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense confirms 20-year-old Cpl. Jacob Tate was killed in southern Afghanistan on Sunday.
Central Ohio this week will again remember a Marine who gave his life in Iraq. 21 year old Lance Corporal Ryan Miller,of Gahanna, was killed while conducting combat operations in Anbar Province, near Baghdad, on September 3rd. A mass and burial is scheduled Thursday.
Ohio mourns today for marines killed in action in Iraq. Governor Taft has declared today an official day of mourning and he urges Ohioans to pause and remember those who gave their lives in Iraq.
A Central Ohio Marine reserve unit has taken more casualties in Iraq. The 180-member Lima Company was deployed to Iraq in March and has since seen eleven combat deaths.