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Clayton Marine passes away

Posted June 16, 2011
Updated June 25, 2011

— A Camp Lejuene-based Marine badly injured in Afghanistan has died, officials said Thursday. 

Sgt. Mark Bradley, 25, of Clayton, was injured by an improvised explosive device earlier in June.

Bradley served with the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force. He was originally from Cuba, N.Y.

He received a Purple Heart medal for his actions. 

Funeral arrangements are pending. 


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  • dwr1964 Jun 17, 2011

    As Worland wrote earlier....if you would like to read a real article on Sgt Bradley, please copy and paste in your address bar. It does him justice. WRAL is definately screwed up on this one.


  • jawill82 Jun 17, 2011

    Mark deserves more than this small acknowledgement. He gave it all. Good to see the public agrees. He will be missed.

  • obx_native13 Jun 17, 2011

    God bless you, Sgt. Mark Bradley. Your family is in my prayers and thank you for your service.

  • BubbaDukeforPresident Jun 17, 2011

    Prayers for the family and for protection over our military - wherever they are.

  • pat7 Jun 17, 2011

    RIP I thank you for what you did for me and my freedom ,My rights . Thank you I hope the family finds peace ,I know my son has done three tours over there. Thank you Im so sorry

  • YNCSW51 Jun 17, 2011

    My prayers are with the family and thanks for your service to our country. YNC(SW)(RET) Navy.

  • doglover11 Jun 17, 2011

    Thank you Sgt. Mark Bradley for all you did for us. God bless the family and friends.. you are in our prayers. Godspeed Mark! :(

  • DahlingBella Jun 17, 2011

    My prayers and thoughts go out to this young man's family.

  • cwood3 Jun 17, 2011

    WRAL-you can certainly do better than this!! Funeral arrangements??? Requests from ther family??

    I can assure you that the News Star will do better. The are much more reliable to do the right thing than WRAL.

  • 007KnightRider Jun 17, 2011

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Thank You for your service Sgt. Bradley!