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Kaneohe Marine killed in Afghanistan

By Staff and the Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 12:19 p.m. HST, Sep 20, 2010

 A Kaneohe Marine died during combat operations in Afghanistan Friday, the Department of Defense announced today.

1st Lt. Scott J. Fleming, 24, of Marietta, Ga., died in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

Fleming was commissioned in the Marine Corps in August 2008 and joined 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment in October 2009. He was serving as a platoon commander with 1st Platoon, Kilo Company.

Fleming's unit deployed to Afghanistan in May to conduct counterinsurgency operations partnered with Afghan national security forces.

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