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Camp Lejeune Marine killed in battle

Posted December 6, 2010

— A Camp Lejeune Marine was killed in Afghanistan last week, the U.S. Department of Defense said Monday.

Lance Cpl. Lucas C. Scott, 20, of Peebles, Ohio, died Dec. 3 during combat operations in the Helmand province of Afghanistan.

Scott was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division II Marine Expeditionary Force.

Further information about Scott was not released by the Defense Department, but WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reported relatives saying that Scott had been seriously injured in an attack days before his death but refused to take a break from fighting.

He was expected to return home Jan. 17.


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  • lilylogansmom Dec 9, 2010

    swtpea44 and Juncyard...Thankyou for the comment that you left for this brave MARINE, and that is exactly what he is a "MARINE", not a soldier, "SOLDIERS" are in the army. Coming from a military family, people often mistake this! Rest In Peace, Marine, you paid the ultimate price for our freedom, and for that you will not have died in vain! God bless his family!

  • Juncyard Dec 7, 2010

    The sacrafice that this brave soldier laid down shouldn't have had to happen..

  • Worland Dec 7, 2010

    #470 of 471 troops killed this year in Afghanistan.

  • u stand corrected Dec 7, 2010

    Semper Fi Warrior. Rest in peace.

  • TWM Dec 7, 2010

    Breaks my heart. Thank you!

  • blueangelchild2001 Dec 7, 2010

    Thank you so much for your sacrifice, Marine.

  • NavySrChiefswife Dec 7, 2010

    Thank you for your service and sacrifice. RIP
    Prayers to your family.

  • sssh.. whisper Dec 7, 2010

    Soldier, You are HERO. Thank you for your kind acts of bravery. Without people like you, we wouldn't have the protection we have.

    Sending prayers to your family.

    RIP Soldier.

  • just my2cents Dec 7, 2010

    wow, what a dedicated marine. Semper Fi, and Godspeed. Rest in Peace, Hero.

  • cfarmer Dec 7, 2010

    Thank you for paying the ultimate sacrifice so we can have what we have. RIP...