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Pentagon identifies three Marines killed in Afghanistan

The Pentagon released the names today of three Camp Pendleton-based Marines who died in combat over the weekend in Afghanistan.

Killed in Helmand Province on Sunday were Sgt. Brandon C. Bury, 26, of Kingwood, Texas; Lance Cpl. Derek Hernandez, 20, of Edinburg, Texas; and Cpl. Donald M. Marler, 22, of St. Louis, Mo., according to the Department of Defense.

They were members of the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force.