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Marine from Camp Lejeune dies in Afghanistan

Posted September 23, 2011
Updated September 25, 2011

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— A Camp Lejeune-based Marine died Wednesday while supporting combat operations in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, the Department of Defense announced Friday.

The death of Lance Cpl. Terry C. Wright, 21, of Scio, Ohio, remains under investigation, military officials said.

Wright served with the 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

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  • bombayrunner Sep 23, 2011

    sad to see this. semper fi ...

  • whyalltheproblems Sep 23, 2011

    Prayers for his family...this is so sad.

    Semper Fi.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Sep 23, 2011

    Praying for those who loved him and those who served with him.

    SEMPER FI, VALIANT WARRIOR, RIP!!!

  • Worland Sep 23, 2011

    Wright, 21, was serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in his second tour of duty in Afghanistan when he was killed Wednesday, according to the website of The Free Press Standard in Carrollton. He graduated from boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., on Oct. 3, 2008, and was deployed to Afghanistan in December 2009. He left for his second tour of duty in Afghanistan on July 9.

    Wright graduated in 2008 from Carrollton High School and Buckeye Career Center in New Philadelphia. “He always wanted to be in the military,” 1st Sgt. Lowell Hilty, Army instructor of the ROTC program at Carrollton High School, told The Times-Reporter. “He was probably about 5-foot-5 and 110 pounds. Size doesn’t matter when you want to serve your country.”

    Wright’s family “is very patriotic,” Hilty said, adding that an older sister served in the Army and an older brother, Adam, is currently serving in the Marine Corps. --Cantonrep.com