OAKLAND PARK (CBS4) – The Department of Defense announced Monday that a South Florida marine has died in Afghanistan while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sgt. Marlon E. Myrie, 25, died on June 25 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province.

Sgt. Myrie was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, in Camp Lejeune, NC.