Military officials say a North Carolina-based Marine has been killed in Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense announced Wednesday that 26-year-old Lance Cpl. Leopold F. Damas of Floral Park, N.Y., died Monday in Helmand province, Afghanistan. That's where thousands of Marines are working to secure parts of the Taliban stronghold.
No cause of death was given.
Damas was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune.