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Navy bomb expert killed in Afghanistan while serving with Marines


A Navy bomb disposal expert has been killed in combat in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Tuesday.

Petty Officer 1st-class Chad Regelin, 24, of Anderson in Northern California was assigned to a Marine Special Operations Company in Helmand province. Regelin was part of San Diego-based Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3.

Regelin was on his second deployment to Afghanistan. He died Monday, the Pentagon said.

--Tony Perry in San Diego

Photo: Petty Officer 1st-class Chad Regelin Credit: U.S. Navy

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