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Lejeune Marine dies in Africa

Posted March 30, 2010

— A Marine from Camp Lejeune died Sunday while deployed to Djibouti, Africa, according to the Department of Defense.

Lance Cpl. Randy M. Heck, 20, of Steubenville, Ohio, was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.


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  • lolly Mar 31, 2010

    Prayers for our hero Lance Cpl. Randy M. Heck and his family.

    Your dedication humbles me.

  • Adelinthe Mar 31, 2010


    Praying for those who loved him.

    God bless.


  • Eduardo1 Mar 31, 2010

    Semper Fi Young man!
    Another of our young people who have done before there time
    Bring our troops home from foreign countries. We are really hated by the majority of the countries in the worls. Pull out our service people and foreign aid and see what rhey really think of us.
    Check out the votes in the UN and see who votes with us.

  • Get-a-Grip Mar 31, 2010

    Our Troops have actually been stationed in Djibouti, Africa for some time:

    "Djibouti has been cooperating in the US-led war against terrorism, and several hundred American troops have been stationed at Le Monier barracks since April 2002. On 19 September 2002 US military officials said 800 special-operations troops have been moved to Djibouti, where they could be used to hunt for al-Qaida terrorists in nearby Yemen. Military Police personnel are also known to be deployed in Djibouti, although Pentagon officials stress police deployments are routine for security purposes during foreign deployments. Dispatching the troops to Djbouti, and also sending a ship to the region with two-thousand Marines, US officials said they had no specific intelligence on any al-Qaida terrorists in Yemen or anywhere else in the region."

    See: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/djibouti.htm

  • Garnerian Mar 31, 2010

    We are in war in Africa too? Thanks for the details WRAL. So all you are telling us is a Soldier died. Atleast he died for his country. I guess that's enough to be said.

  • mfalesana Mar 31, 2010

    Died from what?!?! Combat?! Old age?? How is this even a story right now? Details would be nice WRAL

  • sssh.. whisper Mar 31, 2010

    Thank you Soldier for taking a job to protect our country. RIP.