An Illinois Marine has died from wounds he received while fighting in Afghanistan, the Associated Press reports.
The Department of Defense said Monday that 23-year-old Lance Cpl. Kenneth Corzine of Bethalto died on Friday, or Christmas Eve, from wounds he suffered Dec. 5 during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Corzine was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Bethalto is about 25 miles northeast of St. Louis, Mo.
Mo. State Rep. John Diehl at today’s press conference in the Mo. House Lounge at the State Capitol. Diehl chairs the Missouri state reapportionment committee. (Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio).
Credit (Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio.)
Mayor Francis Slay at a Census kickoff event outside City Hall in March of 2010. Census results show both MO and IL losing a Congressional seat.
UPDATED: 4:09 p.m. Dec. 21, 2010, with information about reapportionment of Missouri congressional districts.
There’s already speculation that the Republican-dominated Missouri House and Senate will target the St. Louis-area districts held by Democrats Lacy Clay and Russ Carnahan. But GOP House Member John Diehl, who chairs that chamber’s reapportionment committee, downplayed that possibility before reporters at the State Capitol.
A 2010 Census outreach event in July of 2010. New Census data will be released tomorrow which could result in fewer legislative seats for Missouri and Illinois. (Flickr Creative Commons User jennaddenda)