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Camp Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted July 26, 2010 5:59 p.m. EDT
Updated July 27, 2010 11:53 a.m. EDT

The Department of Defense on Monday announced the death of a Marine from Camp Lejeune while serving in Afghanistan.

Lance Cpl. Frederik E. Vazquez, 20, of Melrose Park, Ill., died Saturday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province. He was a rifleman assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, IIMarine Expeditionary Force. He joined the Marine Corps in November 2008.