Lance Corporal Niall W. Cotisears Dies In Afghanistan

10:31 PM, Jun 26, 2012   |    comments
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(WUSA) -- The Department of Defense announced the death of a 23-year-old Marine from Arlington, Virginia.

Lance Corporal Niall W. Cotisears was killed on Saturday while conducting combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Helmand province of Afghanistan.

Lance Corporal Cotisears was stationed at Twentynine Palms in California, and assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, and I Marine Expeditionary Force.

Earlier this week DOD also reported the death of a 21-year-old Marine from Maryland who was stationed out of Camp Lejeune, N.C., and killed in Afghanistan on June 22.

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