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Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted October 21, 2013

— A Camp Lejeune Marine died Sunday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Monday.

Lance Cpl. Christopher O. Grant, 20, of Richwood, La., was killed while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, officials said.

Grant was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

No other details were released.


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  • remer54 Oct 21, 2013

    R.I.P Sir.

  • jenniegreen Oct 21, 2013

    Rest in peace hero!

  • SFSOLDIER Oct 21, 2013

    Sad, and a tragic waste of life. I feel sorry for him and his parents. This war has been nothing more than a waste of American lives and money...we have gained nothing for this war.