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La. Marine killed in Afghanistan

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Posted: Jun 10, 2011 10:20 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: washington, marine, acadia parish, iota, afghanistan, dod, matthew richard, wbrz, louisiana, war on terror, casualty

WASHINGTON - A 21-year-old Marine from Acadia Parish has been killed in Afghanistan.

The U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday the death of Cpl. Matthew T. Richard of Iota.

Officials say Richard died June 9 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province.

He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

IMAGE: KATC.com

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