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President Visits With Family Of Cape Cod Marine Killed In Afghanistan

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A White House spokesman says President Barack Obama has visited with the family of a Marine corporal from Yarmouth who died last month of combat wounds in Afghanistan.

Obama met briefly with relatives of Marine Cpl. Nicholas Xiarhos on Sunday at Cape Cod Air Station before he returned to Washington as his vacation ended.

Xiarhos died July 23 while serving with the Marine Expeditionary Brigade. He was a squad automatic weapon gunner and leader with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Weapons Company from Camp Lejeune, N.C. He had also served in Iraq.

Xiarhos, who was 21, is the son of police Lt. Steven Xiarhos and his wife, Lisa. He joined the Marines after graduating in 2006 from Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High school.

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