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Marine from Northern California killed in Afghanistan

October 28, 2011 |  5:10 pm

MarinesA Marine from Northern California has been killed in combat in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Friday.

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Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Dunning, 31, of Milpitas, Calif., was killed Thursday in Helmand province, long a Taliban stronghold. Dunning was assigned to the 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan.

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--Tony Perry in San Diego

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