Published: Aug 17, 2010 3:52 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 17, 2010 12:52 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - A Florida Marine was killed in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense announced Monday that Staff Sgt. Michael A. Bock, 26, of Leesburg, Fla., died Friday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Bock was assigned to the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.