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Navy corpsman hit, killed while riding bike

Posted July 19, 2012 9:48 p.m. EDT
Updated July 20, 2012 10:52 a.m. EDT

— A driver struck and killed a Navy corpsman riding his bike at Camp Lejeune on Wednesday, the military announced Thursday.

Lejeune authorities said they are investigating the crash that killed Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher Harris, 33, of Orange Park, Fla.

Harris was a Fleet Marine Force corpsman assigned to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division. He joined the Navy in August 2008 and was promoted to his current rank in June.

Harris was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010. His awards include the Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and NATO Medal.