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Marine from Camp Pendleton dies in Afghanistan

October 4, 2012 |  6:38 pm

A Marine from Camp Pendleton has died in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Thursday.

Sgt. Camella Steedley, 31, of San Diego, died Wednesday in Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold. Steedley was assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, from Camp Pendleton.

No details about the death were announced. "The cause of death is under investigation," the Department of Defense said.

An air operations clerk, Steedley was on her first combat deployment.

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