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Camp Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

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CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (AP) -- The Defense Department says a Marine based at Camp Lejeune has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Pentagon says 25-year-old Cpl. Phillip D. McGeath of Glendale, AZ, died Wednesday in combat operations in Helmand province.

McGeath was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

There was no other information was immediately available.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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