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North Carolina-based Marine dies in Iraq

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CAMP LEJEUNE (AP) -- A Marine based at Camp Lejeune has died in a non-hostile incident in Iraq. Twenty-nine-year-old Lance Corporal Curtis A. Christensen Junior of Collingswood, New Jersey, died Friday after the incident in Al Anbar Province. Christensen was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force. He joined the Marine Corps in 2006 and was trained as a machine gunner. He was promoted to lance corporal last month. The Marine Corps says the incident is under investigation. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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