NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Marine and graduate of Cedar Hill High School has been killed in Afghanistan.
Jarod Cravens had recently returned to Afghanistan to work as a contractor.
Cravens served eight years in the Marine Corps before going to work for KBR, a military contractor based out of Houston.
The 32-year-old was killed Saturday in a suicide bombing attack in Kabul. The bomber targeted a NATO convoy on a busy road, killing more than a dozen people.
The bombing, which ironically happened just hours after Afghan and western officials met to discuss security handovers, is the single deadliest ground attack against the coalition, since the war started 10 years ago.
Just a few weeks ago, Cravens had returned to North Texas and attended Game 4 of the World Series as well as the State Fair of Texas.
Monday, his Facebook page was filled with messages from friends and family mourning his loss.
Cravens graduated from Cedar Hill High in 1998 and leaves behind a wife, 12-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter.