Marine from Tacoma WA killed in Afghanistan



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.