A Marine from Paulding County was killed in action in Afghanistan this week. According to reports, 21 year old Marine PFC Jason Estopinal of Dallas, Georgia, was killed in action Monday while serving in Afghanistan. PFC Estopinal was on patrol and died when an IED detonated. He was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom combat operations in Helmand province. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C. He graduated from East Paulding High School in 2007, then went to work for the Cobb County Parks and Recreation Department. But, his father said, he talked often about a career in the Marines — to serve his country and to further his education. He enlisted in January, 2009, and was sent to Afghanistan in October, a month after his 21st birthday. The Estopinals expect to receive their son home, at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, this weekend. Funeral plans were not yet complete Tuesday night.