Funeral for Traverse City Marine killed in Afghanistan planned

Sergeant Justin M. Hansen was killed during combat in Afghanistan

Published On: Jul 30 2012 12:38:54 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 30 2012 12:39:10 PM EDT
Justin Hansen
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -

Services are planned for this weekend for a U.S. Marine sergeant from Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula who was killed in Afghanistan.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle reported visitation for 26-year-old Justin M. Hansen of Traverse City will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kingsley High School, followed by a 1 p.m. service.

The military said Hansen was killed on July 24th during combat in Badghis province.

He was part of the 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion from Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Hansen joined the Marines in 2005, served a combat tour in Iraq and was on his second posting to Afghanistan.

He was a 2003 graduate of Kingsley High School, where he played football.