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Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted November 27, 2012

— A Camp Lejeune Marine died Monday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan Jr., 25, of Island Heights, N.J., was killed while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, officials said.

Monahan was assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

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  • cjimmyray414 Nov 28, 9:32 a.m.

    MAY THE FAMILY OF THIS BRAVE YOUNG MAN, KNOW THAT THEIR !!SON!! WILL NEVER BE AT A WAR NO LONGER. WE WANT THEM TO BRING OUR SON AND DAUGHTER'S HOME. GOD BLESS YOU. MY SON WAS MURDER BACK IN 03, RIGHT NOW YOU CAN'T TELL IT, BUT EVERY DAY WILL GET A LITTLE LIGHTER. I BEEN THEIR SO I KNOW.GOD LOVES ALL./CB

  • whyalltheproblems Nov 28, 8:18 a.m.

    Rest in peace Marine. Your served your time in hell on earth. Peace to your soul and to your family. Semper Fi.

    Not sure if anyone noticed the location this Marine is from. if his family is still in Island Heights, I'm sure they were affected by the hurricane. My heart breaks for them, having gone through the storm, and now being on the never ending journey of carrying on after losing a child.

  • NAVY MOM Nov 27, 7:59 p.m.

    My prayers are with his family. Another young life taken.....

  • djofraleigh Nov 27, 7:37 p.m.

    Another brave soldier gone. RIP. Let's bring our troops home now and not wait for the 2014 exit. Obama got Osama. Declare victory and come home and stop the killing and dying. Obama stepped up the war and lost more troops in his first 3 years than Bush did in 7 years, and spent more money in those 3 than was spent in the first 7 years, and for what? GET OUT now.