A Camp Pendleton marine has lost his life while fighting the war in Afghanistan. Lance Cpl. Kenneth Corzine, 23, of Bethalto, Ill., was the 22nd Marine from the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment to die while fighting in the deadly Helmand Province, the Marines announced on Monday.
Corzine died on Christmas Eve from wounds he received during a roadside bombing on Dec 5 during combat operations in the southern Afghan province, the North County Times reported.
He was on foot patrol when the bomb went off causing him to lose his legs and suffer other injuries, the paper reports.
Corzine left behind a 3-year-old daughter.
The 3/5 has endured many casualties since arriving in the province last fall.