WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says a Marine from northern Virginia has been killed in combat in Afghanistan.
Twenty-three-year-old Lance Cpl. Niall W. Cotisears, 23, of Arlington, Va., died Saturday 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.
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