A Marine unit from Camp Lejeune has lost another member during combat in Afghanistan.
The Defense Department says Lance Corporal Christopher Meis of Bennett, Colorado died Thursday in the Helmand province.
The 20-year-old was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines at Camp Lejeune.
It's was the second death in less than a week for that Marine unit. On Friday Corporal Ian Muller died during combat operations as well.