Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Neighborhoods
  3. Community Issues

Massachusetts Marine killed in combat in Helmand Province

See also

On Christmas Eve, the Pentagon announced the worst possible news to the family of Marine Sgt. Daniel M. Vasselian.

Sgt. Vasselian, 27, of Abington, Mass., was killed while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, fighting the Global War on Terror.

There was no information regarding other Marines who might have been injured in the Dec. 23, incident.

Assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Sgt. Vasselian was based out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

The family has not released information regarding services for their Marine.

Media sources may contact the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Office in North Carolina for more details regarding Sgt. Vasselian’s previous deployments, commendations, and family status. The contact number during duty hours is 910-450-6575; after hours, 910-372-2736.

The National Military Examiner publishes military and law enforcement content on this site and here on Facebook. Please contact me directly at susyraybon@bellsouth.net if you find typos or errors in content.

Thanks for reading and thanks for your continued support of those who defend our nation.

Advertisement

Life

  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Video
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Camera
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Video
    Sunken Ferry

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!