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Marine from Camp Pendleton killed in Afghanistan

April 27, 2011 |  3:20 pm

A Marine from Camp Pendleton has been killed in combat in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.

DATABASE: California's War Dead

Lance Cpl. Joe Jackson, 22, of White Swan, Wash., was killed Sunday in Helmand province, long a Taliban stronghold.

Jackson was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment. The battalion has replaced the 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment, in the Sangin district.


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