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Marine from Camp Pendleton killed in Afghanistan

Master Sgt. Daniel L. Fedder, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, was killed Friday in Afghanistan's Helmand province by a roadside bomb, the Marine Corps announced Monday.

Fedder, 34, of Pine City, Minn., was assigned to the 1st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 1st Marine Logistics Company, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. He had deployed twice to Iraq.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego

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Such a small story for such a great man. I went to EOD school with Dan. He was a good friend, a fine Marine and a great EOD tech. EOD school is a multi-service school and as an Air Force guy with an Army background, Dan gave me my first in person impression of Marines. My experiences with him have colored my view of them in a very positive hue ever since. His legacy is one of honor and integrity. The Corps has lost a great exemplar of their culture and an outstanding senior NCO. Dan was a superb human being and a true patriot. My heart goes out to his family, his wife and two kids. It saddens me that his young son will not get to know his father better and his daughter will be given away by someone else at her wedding. I pray his wife and his children will be borne up in their time of need. I know that the EOD community will be there for them in their hour of need.

I'm so sorry that we have lost another Marine. I thank his loved ones for sharing their, friend, son, brother, father with us. He died as he lived, a hero. God rest his soul.


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