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Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted April 29, 2010 10:14 a.m. EDT

— A Camp Lejeune-based Marine died in Afghanistan Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Thursday.

Lance Cpl. Thomas E. Rivers Jr. died while supporting combat operations in the Helmand province. The military did not release more details of the circumstances surrounding his death.

Rivers, 22, of Birmingham, Ala., was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.