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Camp Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted December 15, 2010 6:35 p.m. EST

— A Marine based at Camp Lejeune was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Defense said Wednesday. 

Lance Cpl. Jose A. Hernandez, 19, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died while conducting combat operations in the Helmand province. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.