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A U.S. marine from Louisiana has died while serving in Afghanistan.

The U.S. Department of Defense says 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Christopher Grant, of Richwood, died Sunday while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

The Defense department, in Monday's statement, did not release details of how Grant died.

Officials say he was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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