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Bragg soldiers, Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted February 2, 2010
Updated February 3, 2010

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— Two Fort Bragg soldiers and a Camp Lejeune Marine were killed in Afghanistan in recent days, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday.

Army Capt. David J. Thompson, 39, of Hooker, Okla., was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, and Spc. Marc P. Decoteau, 19, of Waterville Valley, N.H., was assigned to the 6th Psychological Operations Battalion (Airborne), 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg.

Both were killed Friday in Wardak province while supporting combat operations, officials said.

Lance Cpl. Michael L. Freeman Jr., 21, of Fayetteville, Pa., died Monday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune.

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  • jkca Feb 3, 2010

    I am so sorry for the families of these brave men. I was shocked when I heard about Capt.Thompson,he was a super nice man who adored his wife and kids. I have seen Capt. Thompson with his children on many occassions, and it was so obvious that he cherished them with all of his heart and they absolutely loved him in return.

  • shellrocks2000 Feb 3, 2010

    Thank you for your self-less service.

  • cth1 Feb 3, 2010

    AMEN cjimmyray414!!!

    Prayers for the families and all the troops that are still fighting for us!! They are HERO'S!!

  • cjimmyray414 Feb 2, 2010

    MAY GOD BE WITH ALL OF OUR MEN AND WOMEN WWHO ARE IN THE SERVICE TO MAKE AMERICA AND OTHERS FREE FROM HARM,GOD BE WITH THEIR LOVE ONES, NOW AND FOREVRE. SOME ONE WHO CARES VERY DEEPLY FOR ALL.

  • BEACH Feb 2, 2010

    Prayers for these families!!!!!!!!!!!! Such a loss.