Marine Lt. Scott Fleming, a former LaGrange College basketball player, was killed in Afghanistan on Sept. 17.
According to the school, Fleming, a 2008 graduate, was shot as his unit was providing security for the parliamentary elections in the Helmand province of Afghanistan.
The Marines came under small arms fire and Fleming was struck.
Fleming, 24, was a 2004 graduate of Blessed Trinity Catholic High School in Roswell, Ga.
"Scott was a talented and sincere person," said LaGrange basketball coach Warren Haynes.