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Marine from Wilson killed in Afghanistan

Posted August 2, 2011 7:56 p.m. EDT

— A Marine from Wilson was killed Monday in Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defense said Tuesday.

Staff Sgt. Leon H. Lucas Jr., 32, died while conducting combat operations in the Helmand province. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, in Twentynine Palms, Calif.