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Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted December 10, 2009

— A Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune died Tuesday of wounds he suffered in Afghanistan, officials announced Thursday.

Cpl. Xhacob Latorre, 21, of Waterbury, Conn., died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, officials said. He was a mortar man assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

No other details were released.

Latorre joined the Marine Corps in June 2005 and was deployed to Afghanistan in May. He is survived by a wife and a son.

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  • whyalltheproblems Dec 10, 2009

    Semper Fi.
    Rest in peace.