This afternoon, October 7, the Department of Defense announced they are investigating the death of a Marine who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Lance Cpl. Jeremiah M. Collins, Jr., 19, of Milwaukee, Wis., died Oct. 5, 2013, while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province.
There was no indication that any other troops were injured in this incident.
Lcpl. Collins was assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
The 2nd Marine Logistics Group Public Affairs Office has more information regarding this young Marine, including previous deployments and commendations. They can be reached at Camp Lejeune, N.C. at 910-451-3538.
Unconfirmed reports in indicate four more NATO troops were killed by an IED in southern Afghanistan. Social media sites indicate the NATO troops were, in fact, U.S. Soldiers.
Due to the government shutdown, it is unknown if this Marine’s family will be able to receive the “death gratuity” that is typically sent to the family of a fallen warrior within 36 hours.
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