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Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted October 14, 2010
Updated October 15, 2010

— A Camp Lejeune-based Marine was killed during combat operations in the Helmand province of Afghanistan Wednesday, the military announced.

More details of the death of Lance Cpl. Raymon L. A. Johnson, 22, of Midland, Ga., weren't released.

Johnson served with the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force.


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  • Juncyard Oct 15, 2010

    I hated both of these wars. We have air superiority for a reason, get the troops off the ground, flatten the whole place, rinse and repeat as needed.....

    Wish at least we'd have never gone into Iraq, then maybe this mess in Afganistan would be over by now.....

    Cheney should be in leg irons.....

    Prayers for the family.
    Rest in peace Marine, when your eyes closed in this world, I pray they opened in the Lord's presence.

  • Worland Oct 15, 2010

    US casualties in Afghanistan stand at 1334 troops KIA. Roughly 630 KIA in the first 8 years of war under GW. 704 KIA under Obama.

    Total coalition casualties in Afghanistan currently stand at 2161 KIA. About half the number lost in Iraq.

  • Eduardo1 Oct 15, 2010

    RB....great posts as always.

  • u stand corrected Oct 15, 2010

    Thanks Eduardo1.

  • Eduardo1 Oct 14, 2010

    Did you notice the last have dozen or so, they stopped giving total body counts?
    How about some investigative reporting WRAL!

  • Eduardo1 Oct 14, 2010

    p0sst.behind you

    Your post is the best. I think that your Commander in-chief has forgotten you.
    After his initial photo-op about 1.5 years ago at Dover AFB, he and his staff never visit with our young heroes who come home in body bags or console family & friends

    Semper Fi

  • u stand corrected Oct 14, 2010

    Americans are fighting over the dumbest issues while I am afraid our troops have been forgotten. God bless all of you and keep you safe.
    Semper Fi
    Again Rest In Peace warrior

  • vanmeredith2281 Oct 14, 2010

    Rest Easy Marine and God Bless his family


  • Adelinthe Oct 14, 2010

    "If the Army and the Navy

    Ever look on Heaven’s scenes;

    They will find the streets are guarded

    By United States Marines."

    God bless.


  • Adelinthe Oct 14, 2010

    Awww, praying for those who loved him and for his comrades.

    Well done Valiant Warrior, well done.

    Semper Fi!

    God bless.


    USMC Sergeant