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Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted March 18, 2011

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— A Camp Lejeune-based Marine was killed in combat in Afghanistan's Helmand province Thursday, the U.S. Department of Defense announced.

Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Meis, 20, was a machine gunner with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force. He had deployed to Afghanistan in January.

Meis, who was from Bennett, Colorado, joined the Marines in January 2010 and had recently been promoted to lance corporal.

His awards include the National Defense Service, Afghanistan Campaign and Global War on Terrorism Service medals.

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  • u stand corrected Mar 18, 2011

    SemperFi. Much love to the family.

  • gep6438 Mar 18, 2011

    RIP Hero...

  • Eduardo1 Mar 18, 2011

    JKKC...BECAUSE HE WAS KILLED, HE DID NOT DO IT, SO THAT EITHER OF US CAN EXPRESS OUR OPINION. DO YOU REALLY FEEL THAT THIS SENSELESS WAR MAKES US MORE SECURE TO EXPRESS OUR OPINIONS. I DO NOT FEEL THAT ANY OF OUR YOUNG HEROES WHO HAVE DIED OR BEEN WOUNDED IN THAT POPPY-GROWING 13TH CENTURY ROCKPILE.
    ICANONLYIMAGINE...I HAVE, EXPRESSED MY SYMPATHIES & GRATITUDE FOR THE LOSS. AND SINCE THIS IS A NEWS ITEM, IT SURE IS A PLACE TO DISCUSS OR DEBATE THE MERITS OF BEING OVER IN AFGHANISTAN AND HAVING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE MURDERED THEIR!!! JUST AS YOU HAVE STATED IN YOUR POSTING WITH YOUR OPINION

  • JKKC Mar 18, 2011

    Eduardo, he gave his life freely so that you have the rights to express your opinions.

  • NAVY MOM Mar 18, 2011

    Rest in Peace.

  • I Can Only Imagine Mar 18, 2011

    This is not the place to debate whether we should be there or not - it is the time to extend our sympathy to this young man's family and express our gratitude!

  • Eduardo1 Mar 18, 2011

    hEY gENERAL p! dO YOU ANY INFLUENCE WITH THE CZAR
    GET OUR TROOPS OUT OF THAT ROCKPILE SO OUR BRAVE YOUNG MEN ARE NOT SACRIFICED IN THIS SENSELESS "WAR"

    CPL MEIS, MAY YOU FIND ETERNAL PEACE AT THE SIDE OF THE LORD. YOU WERE TAKEN FROM YOUR LOVED ONES AT SUCH AN EARLY (20) AGE

    SEMPER FI & RIP