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Marine from Twentynine Palms killed in Afghanistan

A Marine from Twentynine Palms has been killed in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday.

Lance Cpl. Niall Cotisears, 23, of Arlington, Va., was killed Saturday in Helmand province. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, at Twentynine Palms.


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