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Kaneohe Marine dies in Afghanistan

Pfc. Jake W. Suter Pfc. Jake W. Suter

HONOLULU (AP) - The Department of Defense has announced the death of a Kaneohe Marine in Afghanistan. Military officials on Wednesday identified the Marine as Pfc. Jake W. Suter of Los Angeles.

They say the 18-year-old Suter died Saturday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

The Department of Defense says Suter's death is under investigation. It was the battalion's first combat fatality since arriving in Afghanistan two weeks ago.

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