NY Marine killed in Afghanistan

January 5, 2009 9:44:24 PM PST
A Marine from New York City has been killed in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense says 21-year-old Bronx resident Lance Cpl. Alberto Francesconi died New Year's Day while fighting in the Helmand province.

Defense officials announced his death Monday. They've offered no details about how he was killed.

Francesconi was assigned to Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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