Local Marine Dies in Combat

The 22-year-old was conducting operations in Afghanistan

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A Camp Pendleton Marine died in Afghanistan on Sunday, according to the Department of Defense.

Cpl. Jon-Luke Bateman, 22, died Jan. 15 conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Bateman was from Tulsa, Okla. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force.

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