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Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted June 10, 2011

— A Camp Lejeune Marine was killed Thursday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Friday.

Cpl. Matthew T. Richard, 21, of Acadia, La., died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, officials said.

Richard was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.


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  • Eduardo1 Jun 10, 2011

    RB.....yes another young hero.
    Check worlord for the latest murdered & maimed in this senseless "war"

    Bring them home.

    God bless them & their families

  • just my2cents Jun 10, 2011

    God bless our heroes.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jun 10, 2011

    Dear God, not another one.

    Praying for all those who loved this valiant warrior, and for his comrades still in Afganistan.

    My nephew is there with the 4th Marines. He said their base is surrounded by "broken children" who rush to them for aid and comfort whenever they patrol. He asked for prayer for these children, and to pray the children will learn to RUN from the sounds of gunfire instead of standing like deer caught in headlights, and also for them to stop playing with bombs.

    The horrors our military personnel are seeing we can't even imagine.

    Praying for them all, and for their loved ones here at home - cringing with fear whenever they see a headline like this.


    God bless.


    USMC Sergeant