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Special operations Marine from Camp Pendleton killed in Afghanistan

December 15, 2012 |  9:53 am

Sgt. Michael GuilloryA Marine from Camp Pendleton has died during combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Saturday.

Sgt. Michael Guillory, 28, of Slidell, La., died Friday from injuries incurred in a vehicle accident while on a resupply operation. He was assigned to the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion from Camp Pendleton.

"This incident is under investigation," the Marine Corps said. 

Guillory was on his second deployment to Afghanistan. He had also deployed to Iraq, where he was meritoriously promoted for actions during combat.


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Photo: Sgt. Michael Guillory. Credit: Marine Corps