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Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted March 21, 2011 5:30 p.m. EDT
Updated March 21, 2011 5:48 p.m. EDT

— A Marine based at Camp Lejeune was killed in combat Sunday in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Staff Sgt. James M. Malachowski, 25, of Westminster, Md., was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune. He was killed in Helmand province, defense officials said in a news release.