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NC-based Marine killed in Afghanistan

  • Associated Press
  • October 7, 2013 - 2:30 PM

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — The Defense Department says a 19-year-old Marine based in North Carolina has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Pentagon said Monday that Lance Cp. Jeremiah M. Collins Jr., of Milwaukee, Wisc., was killed while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan's Helmond Province. The department said the incident two days ago is under investigation.

Collins was assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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