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Maple Lake marine killed in Iraq

By Jennie Wander

A 25-year-old Maple Lake marine died in Iraq Wednesday when a bomb exploded.

Sgt. Chad M. Allen was scheduled to leave the Marines on May 1, Kare 11 said. He was on his second deployment.

Allen joined the Marines the day after 9/11 attacks intending to "save his family from harm," Star Tribune said.

This is the second Minnesota marine death in two days, Star Tribune said.