Yesterday, Oct. 21, the Department of Defense announced the death a Marine who was killed while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Lance Cpl. Christopher O. Grant, 20, of Richwood, La., died Oct. 20, 2013, while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province. No details were released and there was no information regarding other troops who might have been injured in this incident.
Lance Cpl. Grant’s death brings to 2,150, the number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan fighting the global War on Terror.
He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Grant's hometown of Richwood is a small community in Ouachita Parish, located in the northeastern corner of Louisiana.
Lance Cpl. Grant’s family has not released information regarding funeral services for their Marine.
Media sources may contact the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Office during duty hours at 910-449-9923 and after duty hours at 910-372-2736, for more information on this Marine, including previous deployments and commendations.
Examiner’s Note: To date, there has been no government information regarding the number of private contractors killed in Afghanistan who were supporting NATO forces.
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