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Virginia Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 7:44 AM, Jun 26, 2012
Updated: 2012-06-26 07:44:02-04

A 23-year-old Virginia Marine has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Lance Cpl. Niall W. Cotisears, 23, of Arlington, Va., died June 23 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.