Oakmont grad dies in Afghanistan

Cpl. Gurpreet Singh joined the Marines in 2007
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A graduate of Oakmont High School was killed in Afghanistan June 22. U.S. Marine Cpl. Gurpreet Singh, 21, of Antelope, died from wounds received while conducting combat operations in the Helmand province, according to a U.S. Department of Defense press release. Singh joined the Marines in November 2007 and was on his second tour of duty. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton. Funeral services will be held Saturday at Mount Vernon Memorial Park in Fair Oaks. ~ Sena Christian