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Bragg soldier, Lejeune Marine die in Afghanistan

Posted April 26, 2011

— A Fort Bragg soldier and a Camp Lejeune Marine were killed Sunday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Bradley S. Hughes, 41, of Newark, Ohio, died in a non-combat incident in the Kandahar province, officials said. No other details of the incident were released.

Hughes was assigned to the 528th Sustainment Brigade at Fort Bragg.

Marine Sgt. David P. Day, 26, of Gaylord, Mich., died while conducting combat operations in Badghis province.

Day was assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command.


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  • whyalltheproblems Apr 26, 2011

    when will this end? :(
    my heart and prayers go out to their families...just beyond devastating.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Apr 26, 2011

    Oh God, please protect them all.

    Praying for those who loved and served with these valiant warriors.


    God bless.


    USMC Sergeant


  • Worland Apr 26, 2011

    Day served two tours in Iraq before being deployed to Afghanistan in November. He was killed by a road side bomb. He is survived by his parents and wife, Nicole.

  • NAVY MOM Apr 26, 2011

    My prayers are with these families. May these HEROES RIP.

  • Bnk1024 Apr 26, 2011

    RIP Heroes