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Newlywed Minnesota Marine was 2,000th American to die in Afghanistan

Three months after Taylor J. Baune married his high school sweetheart, the 21-year-old Marine corporal from Andover was killed in Afghanistan on a foot patrol. "I am trying to hang in there," his wife, Colleen Baune, 20, told the Pioneer Press. "I think everyone is still in shock." They met when they were students at Anoka High School.
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Three months after Taylor J. Baune married his high school sweetheart, the 21-year-old Marine corporal from Andover was killed in Afghanistan on a foot patrol, the Pioneer Press says. "I am trying to hang in there," his wife, Colleen Baune, 20, said. "I think everyone is still in shock." The couple met when they were students at Anoka High School.

KARE 11 has more on the story, including an interview with a friend:

Fox 9 has a few more images of the Marine and his new bride, as well as the last Facebook message Baune posted for his wife.

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