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Marine from Southern California killed in Afghanistan

A Marine from Southern California has been killed in combat in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced.

Cpl. Joshua Ashley, 23, of Rancho Cucamonga in San Bernardino County, was killed Thursday in Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold.

He was assigned to the 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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