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Marine from Georgia killed in Afghanistan combat

ATLANTA (AP) - A Marine from Georgia has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department says Lance Cpl. Christopher Rodgers of Griffin died Wednesday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province.

Rodgers was a rifleman who served in the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. He joined the Marine Corps in late 2008 and was deployed to Afghanistan in March.

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