The parents of Brad Payne tell WSFA 12 News their son was killed while serving with the marines in Iraq. They say they learned of the incident from military personnel on Friday.
Howard and Carol Payne said they could not speak publicly about their son's death until they talk further with the military.
WSFA 12 News has learned Payne died when his armored vehicle struck a roadside bomb. No other details of the incident were available.
The 24-year-old marine was on his second tour of duty. He leaves behind a wife, Erin Payne, who lives in North Carolina.
The Paynes say they are relying on the support of their church, Vaughn Forest Baptist. They say members of Eastern Hills Baptist, where their son grew up, have also provided support.