Marine from Andover, a newlywed, killed in Afghanistan

A 21-year-old Marine from the north metro who got married in March was killed in combat Wednesday in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Thursday. Cpl. Taylor J. Baune, 21, of Andover, Minn., died in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
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A 21-year-old Marine from the north metro who got married in March was killed in combat Wednesday in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said Thursday. Cpl. Taylor J. Baune, 21, of Andover, Minn., died in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

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