WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a Marine from Maryland has been killed in combat in Afghanistan.

Lance Cpl. Eugene C. Mills III of Laurel died Friday in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. The Pentagon announced the
21-year-old soldier’s death Saturday.

Mills was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force out of Camp Lejeune, N.C..

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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