Camp Lejeune Marine Dies In Iraq

A Marine based at Camp Lejeune has died in a non-hostile incident in Iraq.

Twenty-nine-year-old Lance Corporal Curtis Christensen Junior of Collingswood, New Jersey, died Friday after the incident in Al Anbar Province. Christensen was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force.

He joined the Marine Corps in 2006 and was trained as a machine
gunner. He was promoted to lance corporal last month.

The Marine Corps says his death is under investigation.


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  • by Elainda Location: Washington NC on Jan 17, 2008 at 02:03 PM
    With all the negative coverage the Marines have received because of ONE individual, please PLEASE let us not forget all the ones that are fighting and loosing their lives to keep us ALL free. My thoughts and prayers go to all of these brave men and women.
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