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Rockford-Area Marine Killed In Afghanistan

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CHICAGO (CBS) A 19-year-old Marine from the Rockford area is the latest casualty among Illinois service members in Afghanistan.

Lance Cpl Alec Catherwood died Thursday while conducting combat operations in the Helmand province. He was from Byron, southwest of Rockford.

He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Pendleton, Calif.