Soldiers, marine killed

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November 23, 2009 2:01:54 PM PST
The Department of Defense says a Marine and two North Carolina based soldiers have died in Afghanistan.Lance Cpl. Nicholas J. Hand, 20, of Kansas City, Mo., died Nov. 22 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune.

The DoD also said two soldiers died Nov. 19 in Zabul province of wounds sustained when a suicide car-bomber attacked their unit. Staff Sgt. John J. Cleaver, 36, of Marysville, Wash.; and Sgt. Daniel A. Frazier, 25, of Saint Joseph, Mo. were assigned to the 782d Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg.

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