GROTON (AP) — The small town of Groton is paying final respects to a local Marine killed in Afghanistan.

A wake for Cpl. William Woitowicz is scheduled for Wednesday at St. Catherine’s Church in Westford. A funeral mass is scheduled for Thursday morning at the same church.

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

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

(photo credit: Lowell Sun)

William Woitowitz was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday. (photo credit: Lowell Sun)

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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (4)
  1. BILL says:


  2. Susan Bogue says:

    Bill…..thank you for your service. I know how much you were loved, and will be missed by more people than you will ever know.

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