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Lejeune Marines killed in Afghanistan

April 6, 2010 6:04:27 AM PDT
Military officials announced Tuesday that two Camp Lejeune Marines have been killed fighting in Afghanistan.

Lance Cpl. Tyler O. Griffin, 19, of Voluntown, Conn., and Sgt. Frank J. World, 25, of Buffalo, N.Y., died April 1.

Griffin was a rifleman assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan. He joined the Marine Corps in August 2008 and was promoted to the rank of lance corporal on October 1, 2009.

World was a scout team leader assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division and was temporarily serving with 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division. He joined the Marine Corps in December 2003 and was promoted to the rank of sergeant on June 1, 2009.

He is survived by his wife and son.

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