Marietta Marine killed in mortar shell explosion

Marietta native Joshua Taylor was among the seven Marines killed by a mortar shell explosion that injured a half-dozen more during a training exercise in Nevada’s high desert Monday night.

The Department of Defense is not releasing the names of those killed until 24 hours after family was notified but the death was confirmed by local friends and family of Taylor’s. Taylor was a graduate of Marietta High School and joined the Marines in 2010.

For more, see Wednesday’s edition of The Marietta Times.