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Camp Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted July 26, 2010
Updated July 27, 2010

The Department of Defense on Monday announced the death of a Marine from Camp Lejeune while serving in Afghanistan.

Lance Cpl. Frederik E. Vazquez, 20, of Melrose Park, Ill., died Saturday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province. He was a rifleman assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, IIMarine Expeditionary Force. He joined the Marine Corps in November 2008.


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  • Eduardo1 Jul 27, 2010

    RIP young worrior!

    I guess you will not be greeted as usual by your Commander-in-chief at Dover AFB unless, his spinmaster decide it is time for another photo-op, and an opportunity to blame GWB for this senseless loss of life for a bunch of poppy-growing 13th century cave dwellers.
    My guess this will not pass the moderator because of political view.
    Although no family is mentioned in the release, condolences to family & friends

  • u stand corrected Jul 27, 2010

    Another Hero gone but not forgotten. Much love to the family. Rest in peace Warrior. Semper Fi.

  • gep6438 Jul 26, 2010

    RIP Hero...