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Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted June 8, 2011

— A Marine based at Camp Lejeune was killed in combat Tuesday, the Defense Department said Wednesday.

Cpl. William J. Woitowicz, 23, of Middlesex, Mass., died while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan's Badghis province.

He was assigned to the 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command at Camp Lejeune.


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  • bombayrunner Jun 15, 2011

    oh yea ... Semper FI! ... from a doc. 5th marines.

  • bombayrunner Jun 15, 2011

    Yea when painful facts start pouring in how Obama has mishandled his end of the wars, they quickly bury these stories behind useless ones. If it were Bush ... they'd be hanging on the front.

  • Worland Jun 9, 2011

    We've lost almost 1000 troops in Afghanistan since Obama took office. Only 630 troops died in the first 8 years of the war combined. I served side by side with many of the KIAs I see here every week. Sad they died in a war Obama chose to lose years ago. They deserved better.

  • MitziGaynor Jun 9, 2011

    laterl....sorry for your loss. My son is in Iraq, we had to wait Monday for news or no news. It's all sickening.

    RIP Cpl. Woitowicz, brave YOUNG man.

  • Fireflies Rock Jun 9, 2011

    my husband's nephew was killed in action last month, and I'm noticing almost daily reports of our soldiers dying. The suffering toll for these families and others that loved these fine soldiers is enormous! Such a tragic loss of life. Rest in Peace, and blessings to your family, Cpl. William J. Woitowicz

  • 426X3 Jun 9, 2011

    "SEMPER FI". God always has room in heaven for a Marine.

  • cam7002 Jun 9, 2011

    Bring them home now! End the war!

  • Eduardo1 Jun 9, 2011

    I know that I will catch heat for my next comment, but it is the truth.

    We have now lost another brave young hero in this senseless "war"
    Bring our men & women home NOW!

    May he rest in peace and my condolences to his family & friends

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jun 8, 2011

    Nephew in Afg right now with 4th Marines.

    Praying for him and his comrades, and for everyone who loved this valiant warrior.

    RIP and SEMPER FI!!!

    God bless.


    USMC Sergeant


  • mstrspydog Jun 8, 2011

    Semper Fi