CAMP PENDLETON — Authorities from nearby Camp Pendleton reported the death of Lance Cpl. Norberto Mendez-Hernandez, 22, of Logan, Utah, July 10.
Mendez-Hernandez died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was an infantryman assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton.
Mendez-Hernandez enlisted in the Marine Corps April 26, 2010. This was his first combat deployment. His personal service awards include the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Select Marine Corps Reserve Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and Nato-ISAF Medal.
The Marines and sailors of the 1st Marine Division mourn the loss of Lance Cpl. Mendez-Hernandez
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