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Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted June 10, 2011 2:42 p.m. EDT

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

Cpl. Matthew T. Richard, 21, of Acadia, La., died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, officials said.

Richard was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.