CAMP PENDLETON – A 22-year-old Camp Pendleton Marine was killed in combat this week in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced.
Cpl. Chad S. Wade of Bentonville, Ark., died December 1 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, according to the Department of Defense.
Wade was with the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force based at Camp Pendleton.
So far there have been about 1,300 U.S. deaths in Afghanistan related to Operation Enduring Freedom, according to the Pentagon.