A gunman identified as 28-year-old Ian David Long shot and killed 12 people in Thousand Oaks, California. According to authorities, Long opened fire during college night at a Thousand Oaks country music bar on Wednesday night.
The Marine Corps stated that Long was deployed to Afghanistan for seven months, from Nov. 16, 2010, to June 14, 2011.
He was in the Marines from August 2008 until March 2013, serving as a machine gunner and earning the rank of corporal in August 2011. Long was a decorated marine honored with Combat Action Ribbon and a Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal.
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