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Ventura County Man Among Marines Killed In Ambush In Afghanistan

Posted on Monday, August 13, 2012 3:57pm

A Ventura County man is one of three marines killed by insurgents posing as police in Afghanistan.

Richard Anthony Rivera Junior was off duty, and going to exercise with two other marines on Friday when they were ambushed in the Helmand province on Friday.

Rivera was from Oxnard.

The 20 year old had been in Afghanistan since April, and was set to return to the U.S. later this month.

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