Marine from Camp Pendleton killed in Afghanistan; 23rd to die from his battalion
Marine Cpl. Tevan Nguyen has been killed in combat in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.
Nguyen, 21, of Hutto, Texas, was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton.
He was killed Tuesday in Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold. He is the 23rd Marine from his battalion to die from combat wounds since Oct. 8.
Nguyen enlisted in June 2007. This was his first combat deployment.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego