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Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted October 7, 2013

— A Camp Lejeune Marine was killed Saturday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said Monday.

Lance Cpl. Jeremiah M. Collins Jr., 19, of Milwaukee, died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, officials said.

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

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  • I Love Global Warming Oct 7, 7:44 p.m.

    "Can someone please explain why our troops are still being killed in Afghanistan? And please, none of that "fighting for our freedom" junk."

    Hans, ask Dear Leader.

    Aside from politics, my heart goes out to the family of the young Marine. It hurts more that he was so young.

    Despite the bickering and divisiveness at home we sometimes lose sight that we are all Americans. And yes, this young man died to protect our way of life. Have we forgotten that Afghanistan was the home base of Al Quaida?

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Oct 7, 7:39 p.m.

    sillywabbitthepatriot - "Any human with one ounce of compassion would already know that there hundreds of thousands of innnocent muslims that have been murdered by Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and other hardline islamic groups, not to mention minority Christians who live in middle eastern counties. But hey, why care about them right?"

    Yep!

    And if we don't take care of evildoers on other shores, they'll soon be marching on ours.

    We've already seen bits and pieces here of what they could do. Had our troops not occupied some of them elsewhere, Lord only knows how bad it might be right here in the US.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Oct 7, 7:37 p.m.

    I am so sorry.

    Praying for those who loved him and for those who served with him. Just 19 years old.

    And Obama promised when campaigning in 2007 to have all of them home by now. sigh

  • sillywabbitthepatriot Oct 7, 4:51 p.m.

    "And please, non of that "fighting for our freedom"junk."

    Who's freedom are you referring to?

    Any human with one ounce of compassion would already know that there hundreds of thousands of innnocent muslims that have been murdered by Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and other hardline islamic groups, not to mention minority Christians who live in middle eastern counties. But hey, why care about them right?

  • NoObamaCare Oct 7, 3:57 p.m.

    The Hans- There is this group call Al-Queda....maybe you have heard of them and their actions?!

  • sillywabbitthepatriot Oct 7, 3:42 p.m.

    So sad, so young. RIP young soldier.

  • The Hans Oct 7, 3:42 p.m.

    Can someone please explain why our troops are still being killed in Afghanistan? And please, none of that "fighting for our freedom" junk.