Dion Rashun Roberts (Photo courtesy: freedomrememberd.com)
Updated: Thursday, 27 Sep 2012, 11:00 AM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012, 10:19 PM EDT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) - A locally based sailor was killed in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.
Dion Rashun Roberts, 23, was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Jalalabad. Gunners Mate 2nd Class Roberts was a native of North Chicago, Illinois.
The Lake County News-Sun reports he is the first native of North Chicago to die in the War on Terror. According to the Illinois newspaper, Roberts was killed during a training exercise and was scheduled to return next month from a six-month deployment.
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