A Marine corporal from Yarmouth, Mass. who's the son of a town police officer has been killed in southern Afghanistan.
Yarmouth police announced Friday that Cpl. Nicholas Xiarhos died Thursday of combat wounds while serving with the Marine Expeditionary Brigade. He was a squad automatic weapon gunner and leader with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Weapons Company from Camp Lejeune, N.C. He had also served in Iraq.
Xiarhos is the son of police Lt. Steven Xiarhos and his wife Lisa.
The 21-year-old Xiarhos joined the Marines after graduating in 2006 from Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High school.
Police officers plan a scholarship fund in his memory.
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