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Marine from Camp Pendleton killed in Afghanistan

May 26, 2012 |  9:05 am

A Marine from Camp Pendleton has been killed in combat in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Saturday.

Cpl. Keaton Coffey, 22, of Boring, Ore., was killed Thursday in Helmand province, long a Taliban stronghold. He was assigned to the 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, 1st Marine Headquarters Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, from Camp Pendleton.

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