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Asheville Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted September 16, 2011

— A Marine from Asheville was killed Thursday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said Friday.

Cpl. Michael J. Dutcher, 22, died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, officials said.

Dutcher was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.


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  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Sep 16, 2011

    Nephew is stationed at Pendleton, now serving "somewhere" in Afganistan with the 4th Marines.

    Praying for them all, and for all those who love them and serve with them.

    Semper Fi, Valiant Warrior, Rest in Peace!!!

  • whyalltheproblems Sep 16, 2011

    How many more? :(
    so heart wrenching.
    Rest in peace, Corporal. Semper Fi.