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Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted December 9, 2010 5:32 p.m. EST

— A Camp Lejeune Marine was killed Wednesday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Thursday.

Lance Cpl. Michael E. Geary, 20, of Derry, N.H., died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, officials said.

Geary was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.