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Camp Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted December 15, 2010

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— A Marine based at Camp Lejeune was killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Defense said Wednesday. 

Lance Cpl. Jose A. Hernandez, 19, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died while conducting combat operations in the Helmand province. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

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  • two2294 Dec 16, 2010

    My thoughts and prayers go out to this young Marines family, may God be with his family and with the rest of our brave men and women who are serving our country...

  • RB-1 Dec 16, 2010

    Worland - "Very brave young man. While on patrol, he stepped on a mine. He stood completely still allowing his fellow Marines to evacuate the area. He was killed when the mine exploded, but no one else was injured."

    My cousin did that in Nam. He was his parents only son and only child, and could have avoided going to a war zone, but that's not what he joined to do nor was it what he was trained to do.

    I joined to see if his death had been in vain.

    It was.

  • RB-1 Dec 16, 2010

    Eduardo -

    Stifle it man. You always use these memorial blogs of dead soldiers to tout your personal agendas rather than opening up a blog of your own to do so.

    I've told you numerous times, it's disrespectful and shows no sensitivity to loved ones of the soldier's who may be reading these comments.

    Your 1st Amendment rights haven't been violated. You have the right to open a new blog to share your drivel.

    Please do so, if you must.

    Cause here is NOT the place.

    Loser.

  • RB-1 Dec 16, 2010

    Awww, praying for those who loved him and for his comrades.

    SEMPER FI VALIANT WARRIOR, SEMPER FI!!!

    God bless.

    RB

    USMC Sergeant

    1969-72

  • Eduardo1 Dec 16, 2010

    I GUESS MY COMMENTS WERE NOT PC, SINCE THE MODERATOR MADE HIS DECISION WHETHER HE SHARED MY BELIEFS. THERE WAS NO FOUL LANGUAGE, THERE WERE NO INSULTS TO ANY INDIVIDUAL, AND SINCE WE ARE DEALING WITH NO RECOURSE AT THAT END WE CAN NOT EVEN BEGIN TO CHALLENGE WHAT IS ACCEPTED AND WHAT IS REJECTED. IT APPEARS THAT MY 1ST AMENDMENT RIGHTS HAVE JUST BEEN STIFLED. THIS I AM SURE WILL ALSO NOT BE PUBLISHED

  • Eduardo1 Dec 16, 2010

    what happened to my comments, were they not PC?

  • Worland Dec 16, 2010

    Very brave young man. While on patrol, he stepped on a mine. He stood completely still allowing his fellow Marines to evacuate the area. He was killed when the mine exploded, but no one else was injured.

  • ncpeanut Dec 15, 2010

    Thank you for your service. Prayers go out to your family.

  • gep6438 Dec 15, 2010

    RIP Hero....