A North Carolina-based Marine sergeant from Boston has died in Iraq in a noncombat related incident.
The Pentagon said Friday that 28-year-old Marquis Porter died Sunday in Anbar province. The Marines did not release a cause of death and said the incident is under investigation. He was from Boston's Brighton neighborhood.
Porter was a radio operator assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
He joined the Marine Corps in June 1998 and previously served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from July 2004 to February 2005.