Fairhaven Marine Killed in Afghanistan
A local marine has been killed in action in Afghanistan.
According to the Department of Defense, 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Matthew Rodriguez of Fairhaven died yesterday while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Rodriguez was assigned to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California.
Rodriguez was a recent graduate of Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech, finishing up high school in 2012.