New England's War Dead: Afghanistan
Marine Corporal William J. Woitowicz, 23, Groton
Woitowicz, 23, graduated in 2007 from Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, where he was named the "class flirt." Pursuing his passion for serving in the military, he joined the US Marines and was assigned to the Second Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, US Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command out of Camp Lejeune, N.C. He died June 7, 2011, while conducting combat operations in Badghis Province, Afghanistan.