Bay City News Service
A 19-year-old Marine from Danville was killed in Afghanistan Friday, according to a Danville city councilman.
Joshua Corral, a 2010 graduate of , was killed in Afghanistan Friday afternoon, according to Councilman Mike Doyle. The Department of Defense had not released notification of Corral's death as of Saturday afternoon.
According to a iCasualties.org, two members of international security forces died in southern Afghanistan on Friday; one died following an attack by insurgents; the other was killed by a roadside bomb.
Corral played freshman football at the high school, and his death was announced to the crowd attending against Castro Valley.
"Everybody's devastated here because he was a nice, nice, nice, nice boy," Doyle said Saturday morning when reached by phone.
According to a story in the San Jose Mercury News, Corral's family was headed to Delaware Saturday to pick up his body.
He has three brothers, one of whom is a student at San Ramon Valley High, and was remembered as a great kid who got along with everyone, according to the article.
Corral was one of seven Danville service people honored at an Operation Welcome Home event last December, but he was unable to attend.
According to a U.S. Marines newsletter, Corral was a member of the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines division based in Southern California and had been promoted to Lance Corporal in June.
His death represents the second Bay Area war casualty in as many days. Sean Walsh, a 21-year-old California National Guard soldier from San Jose, was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan's Khost Province, the Department of Defense announced Friday. Walsh died from injuries suffered when he encountered indirect fire during combat operations. He is the second California National Guardsman to be killed in action in Afghanistan.