Another Area Marine Dies

A soldier from Fort Walton Beach has been killed in Iraq.

Lance Cpl. Marcus Mahdee, 20, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died May 9.

He was killed in an explosion while conducting combat operations in the vicinity of Al Karmah, Iraq.

He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Mahdee graduated from Fort Walton Beach High School in 2003 and was on the Viking's varsity football team for two years.