SAN CLEMENTE ( — The Department of Defense on Saturday announced the death of a Camp Pendleton-based Marine in Afghanistan.

Originally from Pearl River, La., Sgt. Michael J. Guillory died Friday while conducting combat operations in the Helmand Province.

The 28-year-old was in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion at Camp Pendleton.

The Department of Defense said the incident remained under investigation.

No further information was immediately available.

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