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Marine from Twentynine Palms killed in Afghanistan

October 29, 2009 |  3:48 pm

A Marine from the base at Twentynine Palms has been killed in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced today.

Lance Cpl. Cody R. Stanley, 21, of Caldwell County, Texas, was fatally injured when a roadside bomb exploded near him while he was on foot patrol in Helmand province, on the Pakistani border.

A rifleman, he was assigned to the Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 4th Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.

Stanley enlisted in the Marine Corps in October 2006 and had served a deployment in Iraq. His unit had only recently arrived in Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold.

—Tony Perry in San Diego