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Marine from Camp Pendleton dies during combat in Afghanistan

A Marine from Camp Pendleton has died during combat operations in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Monday.

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Davis, 34, of Kayenta, Ariz., died Friday in Helmand province, long a Taliban stronghold. Davis was a motor transport operations chief assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 32nd Georgian Liaison team, Regimental Combat Team 7, 1st Marine Division.

Davis enlisted in 1997. He had also deployed to Iraq. In Afghanistan, he was assigned to assist a NATO contingent from the Republic of Georgia.

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