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Cpl. Deboer and Sgt. Caskey die in Helmand Province

SAN DIEGO - The Pentagon released the names today of two 24-year- old Camp Pendleton-based Marines who were killed in combat last week in Afghanistan.

Cpl. Dane A. Deboer of Ludington, Mich., and Sgt. Joseph D. Caskey of Pittsburgh, Pa., died in Helmand Province on Friday and Saturday, respectively, according to the Department of Defense.

Deboer was a member of 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force. Caskey was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I MEF.


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