Local Hero: Marine killed supporting Operation Enduring Freedom

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ASHTABULA, OH (WOIO) - A local marine was killed overseas last weekend.

Lance Cpl. Kevin M. Cornelius, 20, of Ashtabula, OH and Pfc. Vincent E. Gammone III, 19, of Christiana, TN died in combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Both were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

According to the Department of Defense, Cornelius and Gammone were assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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