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Three Marines from Camp Pendleton killed in Afghanistan

June 7, 2010 |  4:38 pm

Three Marines from Camp Pendleton have been killed in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced today.

The three, all from the 3rd Battalion, lst Regiment, 1st Marine Division, were killed Sunday in Helmand province, the onetime Taliban stronghold in southwestern Afghanistan.

The three were identified as Sgt. Brandon C. Bury, 26, of Kingwood, Texas;  Lance Cpl. Derek Hernandez, 20, of Edinburg, Texas; and Cpl. Donald M. Marler, 22, of St. Louis, Mo. No details about the deaths were released.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego