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Marine from Camp Pendleton dies of wounds suffered in Afghanistan

December 27, 2010 | 12:34 pm

Marine Lance Cpl. Kenneth Corzine, 23, of Bethalto, Ill., died Friday of wounds suffered in combat Dec. 5 in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Monday.

Corzine was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, at Camp Pendleton.  He was the 22nd Marine from the battalion killed by combat in Afghanistan since Oct. 8.

A rifleman, Corzine was on his first combat deployment. He had enlisted in 2007.

He was transported to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., after the Dec. 5 incident in which a roadside bomb severed his legs and mangled one arm. He is survived by his 3-year-old daughter.

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