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Body of fallen Camp Lejeune Marine returned to U.S.

By WCTI Staff
Published On: Dec 24 2013 09:13:13 AM CST
Updated On: Oct 07 2013 04:14:30 PM CDT
LCpl. Jeremiah M. Collins Jr.
AFGHANISTAN -

The body of a Camp Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan has been returned to the U.S.

The remains of 19-year-old LCpl. Jeremiah M. Collins Jr., of Milwaukee, Wis., arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware Monday.

Collins died at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province on Saturday while supporting combat operations, according to the Department of Defense.

Collins was assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune. According to family, Collins was an intelligence specialist.

Collins was a graduate of Hamilton High School in Milwaukee, his family said. He joined the Marine Corps in June 2012 and was promoted to his current rank in May 2013.