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Two Marines from Camp Pendleton killed in combat in Afghanistan

June 13, 2011 |  3:26 pm

Two Marines from Camp Pendleton commands have been killed in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Monday.

Lance Cpl. Sean O'Connor, 22, of Douglas, Wyo., and Lance Cpl. Jason Hill, 20, of Poway were killed Sunday during combat operations in Helmand province.

Hill was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 8, part of the 2nd Marine Division (forward), whose parent command is the Camp Pendleton-based 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.

O'Connor was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, all from Camp Pendleton.

The Pentagon also announced the death of Lance Cpl. Joshua McDaniels, 21, of Dublin, Ohio, assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, from Camp Lejeune, N.C. McDaniels was also killed Sunday in combat in Helmand province.

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