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NC Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted July 10, 2011 11:04 a.m. EDT

— A Jacksonville-based Marine died in Afghanistan Thursday, the military announced.

Staff Sgt. Thomas J. Dodds Dudley, 29, was killed while conducting combat operations in the Helmand province, military officials said.

The Tega Cay, S.C. native served with the 2nd Marine Air Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force based at the Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville.