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GROTON — Groton is paying final respects to a local Marine killed in Afghanistan.

A wake for Sgt. William Woitowicz is scheduled for Wednesday at St. Catherine’s Church at 107 North St. in Westford. A funeral mass is scheduled for Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at the same church.

The Pentagon said the 23-year-old Woitowicz was killed last week after suffering injuries from small arms fire in Badghis Province.

He joined the Marines shortly after his 2007 graduation from Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, where he played basketball.

He is survived by his parents, a brother and a sister.

Woitowicz was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Call 978-692-6353 for more information.

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