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Groton Flags Half-Staff After Marine Killed

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Flags in Groton have been lowered to half-staff after a Groton-Dunstable Regional graduate was killed in action in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense said that Marine Cpl. William Woitowicz died this week after suffering multiple traumatic injuries from small-arms fire in the Badghis Province.

Former teacher Michael Donnelly says Woitowicz was a standout in his high-school engineering class who could have easily gone to college to follow in the footsteps of his older brother, who works as a construction engineer.

The 23-year-old was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command at Camp Lejeune.

Woitowicz leaves behind his parents as well as an older brother and a younger sister, who both graduated from Groton-Dunstable.

This program aired on June 10, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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