Marine from Mississippi killed in Afghanistan

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — The Department of Defense says a Marine from Gautier has been killed during combat in Afghanistan.

A news release Monday says 38-year-old Master Sgt. Scott E. Pruitt died April 28 in Helmand province.

Pruitt was assigned to I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.