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Lejeune Marine death under investigation

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a Marine has collapsed and died after a day of training in the California desert in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan.

 The Marine Corps announced Sunday that the Marine, part of the 2nd Marine Logistics Group based at Camp Lejeune, N.C., collapsed during personal time Saturday night at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twenty nine Palms.

 He was flown to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, where he was pronounced dead.

 The death is under investigation and the Marine's name is being withheld while relatives are notified.

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