DoD: Camp Lejeune Marine killed in combat

POSTED: 2:50 PM Oct 21 2013   UPDATED: 4:50 PM Oct 21 2013
LCpl. Christopher Grant
AFGHANISTAN -

A Camp Lejeune Marine was killed during combat in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Monday,

According to the DoD,  LCpl. Christopher O. Grant, 20, of Richwood, La., died on Oct. 20 while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. No other details on the circumstances of his death were released.

Grant was assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune. He was a 2012 graduate of Richwood High School in Monroe, Louisiana.