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Lejeune Marine dies in Afghanistan

Posted February 22, 2011

Lance Cpl. Andrew P. Carpenter, 27, a Marine based out of Camp Lejeune, died in Afghanistan last week, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Carpenter, of Columbia, Tenn., died Feb. 19 of wounds received Feb. 14 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.


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  • bombayrunner Feb 23, 2011

    Only the dead know the end of war.

    semper fi ... from a corpsman, 5th marines.

  • u stand corrected Feb 23, 2011

    Mommie b7 Keep the faith. Been there and done that. Husband, son and son-in-law were in Iraq. SemperFi to all

    RIP Young Warrior

  • Worland Feb 23, 2011

    Yesterday, Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro lost another Airman to suicide. While suicides among the other branches of the military are declining, the Air Force is at a 17 year high. Seymour Johnson AFB has been hit particularly hard by suicides in the past few months.

  • sssh.. whisper Feb 23, 2011

    RIP Soldier... True heroism

  • Eduardo1 Feb 22, 2011

    worlord.at one time, the information that you have in your posting was done by WRAL. The no longer do this for some unknown reason. Since you are able to have this information I presume that the news sight has it also available. I guess it is just not PC any longer. So, once again we lose another brave young man in this senseless war of Czar Obama
    May LCPL Carpenter find eternal piece at the foot of the lord.

    mommyb7.what a beautiful posting

    I pray that both of your sons return home in great health

  • mommyb7 Feb 22, 2011

    Thank you to LCPL Carpenter for his service and my thoughts and prayers go to his wife and family. I also have 2 sons deployed to Afghanistan (Marines)and never truly understood the sacrifices the families of our military go through until now. I hope knowing that you are in my thoughts and prayers will help. LCPL Carpenter along with all the other military men and women who have given their lives or been injured for life are the true heroes of today-not some musician, celebrity or rock star. Semper Fi and RIP LCPL Carpenter

  • Worland Feb 22, 2011

    Carpenter was an infantryman assigned to Camp Lejeune’s 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. He joined the Marine Corps in September 2007 and was promoted to lance corporal Nov. 1, 2008.

    He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from November 2008 to June 2009. Most recently, he deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in August 2010.

    His awards include the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan.

    Carpenter is survived by his wife.