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6 killed in Afghanistan were Hawaii-based Marines

HONOLULU (AP) -- All six Marines killed in the crash of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan were based in Hawaii, a Hawaii congresswoman said Friday.The helicopter crashed Thursday in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand.U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa of Hawaii, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said Friday she's saddened to hear of the deaths. Her spokeswoman, Ashley Nagaoka Boylan, said the congresswoman was notified Thursday evening that all six were Hawaii-based Marines.\All who have called Hawaii home are part of our island ohana