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Marine from Southern Illinois Killed in Iraq

By AP/KWMU

Harrisburg, Ill. – A Marine from the southern Illinois town of Harrisburg was killed in fighting this week in Iraq.

Aaron Pickering was the only son of Carl Pickering, who received word Thursday. Carl's only other child - a daughter - died in a car crash five years ago.

Aaron was also the fourth Marine from Illinois have died this week during the U.S. effort to capture the city of Fallujah.

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