A Marine from Edgewater has died in Afghanistan, defense officials said Wednesday.
Sgt. Julian C. Chase, 22, died Monday while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, the Pentagon said.
Chase was assigned to the 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company of the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa, Japan.
Chase joined the Marines after graduating in 2008 from Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington. He told The Washington Times in 2009 that he "wanted to serve."