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Monday, August 10, 2009 - 3:44am

29-year-old Georgia Marine Killed in Afghanistan

The U.S. Defense Department confirms a 29-year-old Marine from southeast Georgia was killed in combat in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department says Capt. Matthew C. Freeman of Richmond Hill died Friday while supporting combat operations in the Kapisa province.

Richmond Hill is about 20 miles southwest of Savannah.

Freeman was assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa, Japan.

Freeman graduated from Richmond Hill High School and the U.S. Naval Academy.