Wilder Marine Killed in Afghanistan


An Wilder man became Idaho's 61st casualty of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on Sunday, while conducting combat operations, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. A fellow Marine was also killed in the incident.

Lance Cpl. Kenneth Cochran, 20, was a member of the 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group. He was a 2010 graduate of Parma High School.

Details of the incident haven't been released yet by the Department of Defense.