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North Carolina-based Marine killed in Afghanistan

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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) - Military officials say a U.S. Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune has died in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that 25-year-old Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan Jr. of Island Heights, N.J., died Nov. 26 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province.

Monahan was assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

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