Marine from Tacoma WA killed in Afghanistan

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Defense Department says a Camp Pendleton Marine from Tacoma, Wash., has been killed in Afghanistan.

The department says 22-year-old Lance Cpl. Ramon T. Kaipat died Wednesday in combat.

He was assigned to the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.