A 21-year-old Marine from western Maine was killed in Afghanistan on Friday. While supporting combat operations in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Bernard of New Portland died. Based out of Marine Corps Base in Kaneohe, Hawaii, Lance Cpl. Bernard was assigned to the 2nd Battalion and 3rd Marine Regiment. Thousands of U.S. Marines are trying to secure parts of theTaliban stronghold in their largest-ever operation in Afghanistan.