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1st CEB Marine Killed in Afghanistan


A Camp Pendleton Marine serving in Afghanistan with the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion was killed in combat, the Defense Department announced Wednesday.

A U.S. Marine Corps carry team transfers the remains of Marine Lance Cpl. Alec R. Terwiske, of Dubois, Ind., at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Sept. 5, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roland Balik)

Lance Cpl. Alec R. Terwiske, 21, of Dubois, Ind., died Monday in Helmand province, the Pentagon said. The Marine’s parent command was Inspector/Instructor Staff, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Fort Knox, Ky.

WITZ News reported that Terwiske was serving his first combat tour since he joined the Marines in 2010. He was reportedly killed by a roadside bomb, according to unconfirmed information distributed by the radio station.

Courtesy U-T San Diego