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Camp Lejeune Marine died Friday at his Onslow County residence

Camp Lejeune Marine death

June 25, 2009 - 4:20 PM
A Camp Lejeune Marine died Friday at his Onslow County residence.

Lance Cpl. Joseph R. Hoerr, who was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division, joined the Marine Corps Dec. 12, 2006.

The Towsan, Md. Native deployed to Iraq in support of operations there from September 2008 to April 2009.

His awards include the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal.

The cause of his death is under investigation by the Marine Corps.

Hoerr will be buried Monday at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Freedom, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

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