December 18, 2014
A former Truckee High School student has been killed in an ambush in Afghanistan.
28-year-old Marine Corps Sergeant Phillip Bocks moved with his family from Michigan to Truckee when he was in seventh grade.
He attended schools in Truckee through the 11th grade and joined the
Marines in 2000.
For three years, Bocks was stationed at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center near Bridgeport, California.
His family says he was killed on Friday while returning from a meeting with village elders in Nuristan province after being attacked my militants wielding rocket-propelled grenades.
Eight other Americans were wounded and three Afghan soldiers killed in the ambush.
A military service will be held at a later date in Bridgeport.