21-year-old US Marine Corporal Gurpreet Singh from Antelope, California, died in Helmand province, Afghanistan on 22nd June 2011 from wounds received while conducting combat operations.
Cpl. Singh was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, based at Camp Pendleton, California. He joined the Marines in November 2007 and had deployed in combat twice.
Cpl. Singh was born in Hoshiapur, Punjab, emigrated to the U.S. in 2000 and grew up in Antelope, near Sacramento. He leaves behind his father Nirmal, his mother Satnam Kaur, his sister Manpreet and a brother, also named Gurpreet.