ALABAMA - A West Texas Marine is dead after a motorcycle accident in Mobile, Alabama.
Mobile Police tell NewsWest 9, 27-year-old Anthony Alan Windam was killed Monday after he lost control of his bike.
They say speed may have contributed to the crash.
Windham was born in Rankin and was a graduate of Midland Lee.
Windham was an eight year veteran of the U.S. Marines and served a tour of duty in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom .
He was a marksmanship instructor while stationed at Camp Lejeune and was also a sharp shooter.
Windham received many medals and recognition during his time in the military.
He leaves behind a wife, son, and three step-children.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 20, at two in the afternoon at 1st United Methodist Church in Rankin.