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Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted August 23, 2010

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

Lance Cpl. Nathaniel J. A. Schultz, 19, of Safety Harbor, Fla., died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, officials said.

Schultz was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.


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  • garnertoy Aug 24, 2010

    Many thanks and peace to your family and friends

  • DAG Aug 24, 2010

    Semper Fi and a huge thank you to this Marine. May he rest in peace and his family find comfort in this difficult time.

    Guard the streets of heaven well brother.

  • armywife320 Aug 24, 2010

    RIP Soldier. Thank you for your service to keep America free.

  • Eduardo1 Aug 24, 2010

    RB......you get a double DITTO for your posting.

    Another brave young "child" lost in the Obama war of CHANGE.

    May his family get all of the support that friends, family etc, give to them in this unnecessary loss of life.

    To make us safer??????? from what? poppy growers living in the 13th century

  • Ms.Manda Aug 24, 2010

    RIP soldier...you're home now

  • cth1 Aug 24, 2010

    Thank you for your service and for making the ultimate sacrifice!! You're a true hero!!

  • Worland Aug 23, 2010

    Three times, folks told me a war I was fighting in was unwinnable. (1) DESERT STORM. (2) IRAQI FREEDOM - removal of the Baath Party (3) Iraq insurgency / Iraqi Civil War. Some folks just don't seem to be tired of being wrong.

    Of course, there were 30 other operations in that short time frame y'all probably never knew happened... Libera, Djibouti, Haiti rebellion, Somalia (Battle of Ras Komboni), etc...

  • Adelinthe Aug 23, 2010

    19 years old...

    RIP Valiant Warrior!!!

    SEMPER FI!!!

    Praying for his loved ones and comrades.

    God bless.


    USMC Sergeant


  • cam7002 Aug 23, 2010

    This is so tragic. At nineteen years of age, this young man died in an unwinnable war. He may have been brave. He may have been a warrior. But, sadly, his untimely death has purchased no freedom for Americans. Until Americans realize this, our nation will continue to fight wars that have little to do with freedom or aggression. My comments, if posted, will spark a flurry of angry posts, mostly from those who have not served in combat or, much less, in the armed forces. But the truth is that Marines are not dying in Afghanistan for freedom. I encourage more of my fellow leathernecks to speak to this fact.

  • opinion2010 Aug 23, 2010

    Thank you for your service and sacrifice.