Cpl. Jordan Stanton, of Rancho Santa Margarita, was killed during combat operations on March 4th 2011, according to a news release from U.S. Marine Corps. Stanton, 20, joined the Marine Corps in 2008. He attended boot camp and was stationed out of Camp Pendleton, according to his uncle, Nick Stanton.
Jordan Stanton was promoted to corporal on July 1, 2010, and became an assistant team leader assigned to the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Stanton was deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom in November. He has been awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
In his immediate family, Stanton is survived by his father, Robert, his mother, Joyce, and his brothers Ryan, Ethan and Cole.
TEXT BY KRISTY CHU, PHOTO COURTESY OF NICK STANTON
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