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New Braunfels Marine killed in Afghanistan

Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, 23, killed June 25 conducting combat operations in Helmand province

WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense has identified a U.S. Marine from New Braunfels who was killed in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, 23, was killed June 25 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, a DOD spokesman announced.

He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.