• Former Marine from south Georgia killed in Iraq


    BRANTLEY COUNTY, Ga. - There will be a memorial service Saturday for a former Marine killed in Iraq.

    Retired Gunnery Sgt. Moncie Johns was working as a contractor in support of U.S. missions in Basra when he was killed on June 17.

    His death happened four days before he planned to return home to the United States to see his family.

    Johns served with the 1st Battalion 4th Marines, 2nd Battalion 5th Marines and as a drill instructor.

    The memorial will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hickox Praise and Worship Church in Nahunta, Georgia.

    Flowers can be sent in his name to the church at 1641 Buffalo Creek Drive, Nahunta, Georgia, 31553.

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