The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine from South Carolina who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Lance Cpl. William H. Crouse IV, 22, of Clinton died Dec. 21 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
The DOD reported him as being from Woodruff, but local authorities clarified that Crouse graduated from Clinton High school, where he played football.