Body Of Camp Lejeune Marine Killed In Afghanistan Returned To U.S.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The body of a Wisconsin Marine who died in Afghanistan has been returned to the U.S.

The body of Lance Cpl. Jeremiah Collins Jr. of Milwaukee arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware Monday.

Collins' family says the 19-year-old intelligence specialist died Saturday at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province. Collins' mother, Shannon, tells the Journal Sentinel her son's death is under investigation.

The Department of Defense confirmed Collins' death.

Collins was a graduate of Hamilton High School in Milwaukee. He was assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Collins joined the Marine Corps in June 2012 and was promoted to his current rank in May 2013.


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