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DoD: Camp Lejeune Marine killed in combat

Published On: Dec 24 2013 11:18:23 AM CST   Updated On: Oct 21 2013 03:50:37 PM CDT
LCpl. Christopher Grant

A Camp Lejeune Marine was killed during combat in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Monday,

According to the DoD,  LCpl. Christopher O. Grant, 20, of Richwood, La., died on Oct. 20 while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. No other details on the circumstances of his death were released.

Grant was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune. He was a 2012 graduate of Richwood High School in Monroe, Louisiana.