Funeral services are set for a U.S. Marine from western New York who was killed during a combat operation in Afghanistan last week.
Services for Lance Cpl. Aaron Swanson are being held late Monday morning at a church in his hometown of Jamestown, 60 miles south of Buffalo. Burial will be at Lake View Cemetery.
Military officials say the 21-year-old Swanson died last Monday in Garmsir District, Helmand Province, while serving with the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division.
He joined the Marines in 2009, two years after graduating from Southwestern Central School. He was serving in a Buffalo-based Marine Reserve unit that deployed late last summer.