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Marine from Wilson killed in Afghanistan

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TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif (AP) -- Military officials say a Marine
Corps sergeant from Wilson has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that 32-year-old
Staff Sgt. Leon H. Lucas Jr. died Aug. 1 during combat operations
in Helmand province.

Lucas was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st
Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms,
Calif.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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