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Lejeune Marine dies in Afghanistan

Posted February 22, 2011 5:19 p.m. EST

Lance Cpl. Andrew P. Carpenter, 27, a Marine based out of Camp Lejeune, died in Afghanistan last week, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Carpenter, of Columbia, Tenn., died Feb. 19 of wounds received Feb. 14 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.