The Defense Department confirms that a Marine from Longmont has been killed in combat operations in Iraq.
Military officials say Staff Sergeant Dustin M. Gould died Friday in Anbar province. He was 28.
Gould was assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Pendleton in California.
His mother, Karen, said last week that her son was disarming a bomb when he was killed. He was scheduled to return home in April.
His survivors also include his wife, his father and a sister.
Gould was a native of Norman, Oklahoma, but graduated from high school in Colorado, where he enlisted in 1996.
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