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Marines from Camp Pendleton and Twentynine Palms killed in Afghanistan

Two Marines from Southern California bases were killed Wednesday during combat in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Friday.

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Sprovtsoff, 28, of Davison, Mich., and Sgt. Christopher Diaz, 27, of Albuquerque, N.M., were killed in Helmand province, long a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan on the border with Pakistan.

Sprovtsoff was assigned to the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion at Camp Pendleton. Diaz was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego


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