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Associated Press, Published August 30 2010

Marine from Pine City killed in Afghanistan

PINE CITY, Minn. (AP) — A highly decorated bomb disposal technician from Pine City has been killed by a roadside bomb in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Master Sgt. Daniel L. Fedder was 34. The Pentagon says he died Friday while assigned to the 1st Marine Logistics Group out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Marine Corps spokesman 1st Lt. Ken Kunze says it wasn't immediately clear if Fedder was attempting to defuse the bomb that killed him. An investigation is ongoing.

The 16-year corps veteran was on his third combat deployment. He has previously deployed to Iraq in 2004 and 2006.

Fedder is survived by a wife and two children in southern California.

The Marines and sailors of the 1st Marine Logistics Group are extending their condolences to his family.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.