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MARSOC Marine Killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, DC – The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. Michael J. Guillory, 28, of Pearl River, La., died Dec. 14 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Guillory has completed a previous tour in Afghanistan and Iraq. He joined the military in 2003 as a combat engineer before serving as a scout in 1st Reconnaissance Battalion. In 2009, he underwent MARSOC’s assessment and selection process and became a member of the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion.

According to the Marine Corps, the incident is still under investigation.

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