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Idaho Marine Dies In Afghanistan

An Idaho Marine has been killed during combat operations in Afghanistan. Officials say 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Kenneth Cochran of Wilder and 22-year-old Cpl. Jon-Luke Bateman from Tulsa, Oklahoma died Sunday in the Helmand province during combat operations.

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The Department of Defense did not provide details of how Cochran and Bateman were killed. Cochran was assigned to the to the 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary force in Okinawa, Japan. He was a 2010 graduate of Parma High School and is survived by his father, former U.S. Marine George Cochran of Wilder, his mother, U.S. Army Captain Julia Cochran, sister U.S. Army Specialist Joyce Cochran, brother George Cochran, and sister Michael Cochran.

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