Hoosier Marine dies in Afghanistan

June 29, 2010

The family of a U.S. Marine and Valparaiso native is mourning after he was killed Friday while on foot patrol in Afghanistan. Cpl. Daane Adam DeBoer, 24, died after encountering an improvised explosive device during a patrol in Helmand Province, a longtime Taliban stronghold. His mother, Charlene Zerrenner of Ludington, Mich., says her son died a hero who loved his family and his country.