Young Navajo soldier killed on duty in Afghanistan
Alejandro Yazzie, a 23-year-old member of the Navajo Nation, died while serving in Afghanistan.

Yazzie served in the U.S. Marines. He died on February 16 while supporting a combat operation, the Department of Defense said.

Yazzie was from Arizona. He is the 11th tribal member to die in either Iraq or Afghanistan.

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Marine from Navajo Nation killed in Afghanistan (AP 2/18)