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Body of Mt. Pleasant man killed in Afghanistan returns to U.S.

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC/AP) -

The body of a Mount Pleasant man killed in Afghanistan arrived in Delaware Thursday morning.

James "Will" Coker was a civilian working with the army corps of engineers.

The 59-year-old was kidnapped from a power plant and killed. Coker had been in Afghanistan for about three months.

Carrie Hughes described her father as a wonderful man who was deeply religious and loved to travel. She said he had been on several mission trips to Africa with local church groups and had been in Afghanistan for about three months.

Coker was due back in South Carolina later this month and the family had been planning a get-together to welcome him back.

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