The Department of Defense has identified a Marine killed while serving in Afghanistan as a New York man.
Lance Cpl. Leopold Damas of Floral Park on Long Island died on Aug. 17. The 26-year-old was part of Operation Enduring Freedom and was killed while supporting combat operations in Helmand province.
Damas was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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