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Camp Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted May 20, 2010
Updated May 21, 2010

— A Camp Lejeune Marine was killed on Tuesday while supporting combat operations in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, military officials said Thursday.

Lance Cpl. Patrick Xavier Jr., 24, of Pembroke Pines, Fla., was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

Xavier deployed to Afghanistan in January and was promoted to lance corporal on March 1.

He enlisted in the Corps in January 2009. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Afghanistan Campaign Medal.


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  • bluetarheel21 May 21, 2010

    God bless this man!!! Thank you for all that you've given to keep me and my family safe!!!

    And if you cant stand behind our troops, feel free to GET IN FRONT OF THEM!

  • 3stoogesfan May 21, 2010

    To the family of Lance Cpl. Xavier "You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.'

  • Worland May 21, 2010

    Under Obama's disastrous administration, allied casualties in Afghanistan have topped 742. That's in less than 2 years! Under 8 years of GW, allied casualties in Afghanistan were just over 1000 troops.

    Obama has turned our nobel effort in Afghanistan into a meat grinder for American youth.

  • Eduardo1 May 21, 2010

    another brave young man thrown in to harms way by Czar Obama is murdered.
    Hey Czar, it is about time to go to Dover AFB for a photo op.
    with your well practiced sad look.

    Where is the media & the liberal Congress and other hawks on the
    stupid 2 ears.
    They had no problem beating hp on GWB
    where is Michael Moore, Streisand, Clooney, Sheen, Rosie, Oprah, and the other Hollywood socialists who were so vocal against GWB. How come they are not lashing out on the Obama/Biden team. Where are the college kiddies with there signs and sit-ins protesting the wars