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Marine from Camp Pendleton killed in Afghanistan

September 5, 2012 |  7:04 pm

A Marine serving with a Camp Pendleton battalion has been killed in combat in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.

Lance Cpl. Alec Terwiske, 21, of Dubois, Ind., was killed Monday in Helmand province. He was assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, from Camp Pendleton.

Terwiske was midway through his first combat deployment. His parent command was inspector/instructor staff, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Fort Knox, Ky.


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Photo: The remains of Lance Cpl. Alec Terwiske arrive at Dover Air Force  Base (Del.) Credit: U.S. Air Force