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Camp Pendleton Marine dies in combat

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS 8) - There is sad news to pass along from Camp Pendleton, as 25-year-old Cpl. Eric Torbert, Jr. of Lancaster, Pennsylvania has died.

He was killed in combat in the Helmand Province Saturday.

Torbert was a member of the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, and 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.

Governor Schwarzenegger praised Torbert as "an outstanding Marine and loyal patriot."

Flags at the state capitol will be flown at half-staff in Torbert's honor.

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