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Cedar Rapids Marine, 2 others killed in Afghanistan

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Lance Cpl. Adam Wolff, 25, of Cedar Rapids. (Courtesy Ottumwa Courier) Lance Cpl. Adam Wolff, 25, of Cedar Rapids. (Courtesy Ottumwa Courier)
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) -

A Cedar Rapids Marine is among those killed last week fighting in Afghanistan.

Lance Cpl. Adam Wolff, 25, of Cedar Rapids and two fellow Marines were killed Friday in what the Defense Department described as a "hostile incident" in Helmand province.

Wolff was an Ottumwa native living in Cedar Rapids, according to the Ottumwa Courier.

All three Marines were assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion (Forward) in the 2nd Marine Division and based at Camp Lejeune.

The other two Marines killed were 34-year-old Staff Sgt. David Stewart of Stafford, Virginia, and 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant of Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Stewart most recently deployed to Afghanistan in April, while Garabrant and Wolff deployed in March.

U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley released the following statement on the news of Wolff's death:

“I know all Iowans join me today in honoring Lance Cpl. Wolff’s service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States," Braley wrote in a release Monday morning. "My thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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