Marine killed in Afghanistan grew up in Seattle

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SEATTLE (AP) -- A Marine sergeant killed by an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan was a 2006 graduate of Seattle's Garfield High School.

KING-TV reports 23-year-old Sgt. William Stacey grew up in Seattle. The station says his parents, Robert and Robin Stacey, are both professors in the University of Washington's History Department.

The Defense Department announced Stacey's death Wednesday. He died Tuesday in Helmand province.

Stacey was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. His current hometown was listed as Redding, Calif.