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Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted April 29, 2010

— A Camp Lejeune-based Marine died in Afghanistan Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Defense announced Thursday.

Lance Cpl. Thomas E. Rivers Jr. died while supporting combat operations in the Helmand province. The military did not release more details of the circumstances surrounding his death.

Rivers, 22, of Birmingham, Ala., was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.


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  • Valkyrie Apr 29, 2010

    My sincerest condolences to Lance Cpl. Thomas E. Rivers Jr.'s family and my deepest gratitude for his service to our country.

    Praying for all of our service men and women and their families.

  • garnertoy Apr 29, 2010

    Thanks to a hero god bless his family and friends