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SC Guard dedicates memorial in honor of 3 fallen comrades

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GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Members of the South Carolina Army National Guard are dedicating a memorial in Graniteville to honor three fellow service members killed in combat.

The 1221st Route Clearance Engineering Company dedicates the memorial Saturday at 11 a.m. in front of the Graniteville Armory.

The site pays tribute to U.S. Marine Cpl. Matthew Dillon, who was killed Dec. 11, 2006, in Iraq's Anbar Province when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device. Before joining the Marines, Dillon had served with the South Carolina Guard.

It also honors Staff Sgt. Willie Harley and Sgt. Luther Rabon, Guard members who were killed Oct. 1, 2010, in Paktika province, Afghanistan. They died from wounds sustained when their military vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device.

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