Grandson of local family killed in Iraq


By Terri Garrett


War in Iraq hits close to home once again this week. Wesley Canning, 21 year lance corporal was killed Wednesday, Nov. 10 2004, during combat in Al Anbar province, west of Baghdad,.

Wesley is the son of Joey and Jo Ellen Canning formerly of Lockhart, now of Friendswood, Texas and the grandson of Mary Catherine and Jerry Sa

nders of Joliet.

Canning joined the Marines in July 2002, two months after graduating from high school. He was assigned to the 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force based in Camp Lejeune, N.C.

During his tenure in the Marines, Canning was awarded the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary medal, the National Defense medal, Presidential Unit citation, Combat Action ribbon and Sea Service Deployment ribbon.

Funeral arrangement are pending at the time of this release.


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