Louisiana serviceman dies in Afghanistan

Louisiana serviceman dies in Afghanistan
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POSTED: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 11:30am

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 12:04pm

NBC33 News has confirmed a Louisiana serviceman has died overseas.

Chris Drake, 20, died in Afghanistan. His family is on their way to Delaware to retrieve his body.

Drake was a resident of Tickfaw, which is less than 10 miles away from Hammond.

According to his Facebook page, he was engaged to be married.

NBC33 News will have more on this throughout the day, and complete coverage starting on NBC33 News at 5:00.

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