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Marine Cpl. Sean A. Osterman

Died December 16, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

21, of Princeton, Minn.; assigned to the 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., died Dec. 16 from wounds received Dec. 14 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Minn. Marine to be buried at Arlington Cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va.— A Marine from Minnesota will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday.

Twenty-one-year-old Cpl. Sean Osterman of Princeton was shot by a sniper Dec. 14 in Afghanistan. He died two days later at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany.

Osterman was part of a Camp Lejeune, N.C.-based unit that had been in Afghanistan since about Thanksgiving. The La Crosse, Wis., native graduated from St. Cloud Technical High in 2007.

Before leaving office, Gov. Tim Pawlenty ordered that flags be flown at half-staff Tuesday at state and federal buildings to honor Osterman, whose funeral is set for 9 a.m. at Fort Myers Chapel at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington.

The St. Cloud Times says hundreds of people attended his memorial service on Saturday at Atonement Lutheran Church in St. Cloud.

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