Alabama has lost another brave soldier in Iraq. This time it is a Marine from Alexander City. Around 2:00pm Monday, the Department of Defense announced 21-year-old Lance Corporal John T. Sims Junior died April 10.
Department of Defense officials say Sims died as a result of hostile fire in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.