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Camp Lejeune Purple Heart recipient dies in combat in Afghanistan

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Master Sergeant Aaron Carl Torian Master Sergeant Aaron Carl Torian
AFGHANISTAN - A Purple Heart recipient stationed at Camp Lejeune died in combat in Afghanistan.

MSgt Aaron Torian of Paducah, KY was killed Saturday during combat operations in Helmand province.

Torian joined the Marine Corps back in 2003 and was assigned to 2D Marine Special Operations Battalion.

He was promoted to Mast Sgt. In September 2013.  He’s been awarded with several honors including the Purple Heart.  Torian was 36 years old.

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