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Columbus marine dies supporting Operation Enduring Freedom

Gunnery Sgt. Edwin W. Johnson Jr., of Columbus Gunnery Sgt. Edwin W. Johnson Jr., of Columbus

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM)  - A Columbus marine dies supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Thirty-one-year-old Gunnery Sgt. Edwin Johnson Jr. was killed Tuesday during combat operations in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

Gunnery Sgt. Johnson was assigned to 3rd Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan. 

Two other men died in the same combat -- 1st Lt. Michael E. Johnson, 25, of Virginia Beach, Va., and Staff Sgt. Aaron M. Kenefick, 30, of Roswell, Ga. 

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