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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 1:19 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Honolulu Marine killed in Iraq

Advertiser Staff

Lance Cpl. Kristen Figueroa

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A Marine from Honolulu was killed Sunday while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar province, Iraq.

Lance Cpl. Kristen Figueroa, 20, was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Figueroa was born Dec. 31, 1985, in Honolulu and joined the Marine Corps Sept. 20, 2004. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, as a rifleman March 22, 2005.

He deployed to Iraq in September to serve in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Figueroa's awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and the War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Figueroa is survived by his parents Alfrid and Sandey Marino of Honolulu.