Lance Cpl. Matthias “Matt” Hanson was killed Sunday while serving in Afghanistan with the 36 Kilo 2nd Battalion Infantry.
His family was notified of the 20-year-old Marine’s death about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, according to his older sister Megan Dohn.
Few details were offered the family but they learned Hanson was shot and died of his injuries en route to a military hospital.
He had been in Afghanistan about 40 days. It was his first deployment.
Hanson, a 2008 LaRue County High School graduate, joined the service during his junior year.