Colo. Marine killed in Iraq

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Littleton, Colo. (AP) The Department of Defense says a North Carolina-based marine has died from combat injuries he suffered in Iraq.

The military says 28-year-old 1st lt. Matthew R. Vandergrift of Littleton died Monday after he was injured in Basra.

Vandergrift was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

A spokesman at Camp Lejeune says Vandergrift joined the marines in 2005 and trained as an artillery officer.

He was assigned to a military transition team with the Iraqi army when he was fatally wounded.


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