CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- Military officials say a North Carolina-based Marine has died while fighting in southern Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense said on Tuesday that 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Matthias N. Hanson of Buffalo, Ky., died Sunday in Helmand province, Afghanistan, site of a major offensive by U.S. and Afghan
forces against the Taliban.
Other details were not immediately available.
Hanson was a rifleman assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune. He joined the Marine Corps in June 2008.
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