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Local Marine honored in Veterans Day Memorial Service

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Cpl. Aaron M. Faust (Source: Family friend) Cpl. Aaron M. Faust (Source: Family friend)
DeSales students gathered for the Veterans Day memorial service. DeSales students gathered for the Veterans Day memorial service.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A U.S. Marine from Louisville who died earlier this year is being honored and remembered. Cpl. Aaron M. Faust, 22, died April 15 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. On Monday, DeSales High School will hold a special ceremony in Cpl. Faust's honor.

Faust was a 2007 graduate of DeSales. The Veterans Day memorial service will include a plaque bearing Faust's name on the DeSales Alumni Veterans Memorial monument, a wreath laying ceremony, and dedication of a new granite bench next to the memorial that honors all military veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Faust was a food service specialist and joined the Marine Corps in November 2007. Faust's unit deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom back in December 2011. His unit was scheduled to come back home in mid-summer of this year.

Cpl. Faust was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, NC.

The ceremony will take place at 1 p.m at the school, located at 425 Kenwood Drive. Several civic and community leaders will also take part.

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