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Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted August 21, 2010 6:47 a.m. EDT

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

Lance Cpl. Cody S. Childers, 19, was killed while supporting combat operations in the Helmand province, military officials said.

Childers, of Chesapeake, Va., served with the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.