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Camp Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted January 18, 2011 8:31 p.m. EST

— A 22-year-old Camp Lejeune Marine was killed in Afghanistan on Monday, the U.S. Department of Defense said.

Cpl. Joseph C. Whitehead, of Axis, Ala., died while conducting combat operations in the Helmand province. He was assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.