Flags fly at half staff on the lawn of the Fountain County Courthouse in Covington, in honor of Marine Lance Corporal Joshua Witsman. Corporal Witsman was killed in action in Afghanistan Wednesday. He was on his second tour of duty.
Fountain County Clerk Patty Gritten knew Corporal Witsman his entire life, and said his dream was to serve his country.
Gritten said Witsman was re-deployed to Afghanistan about 12 weeks ago. His family was told he was killed around noon on Wednesday. Gritten said he was looking forward to returning to civilian life and a promising future.
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