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Lejeune Marine, seaman killed in Afghanistan

Posted July 14, 2011

— Two men based at Camp Lejeune were killed Tuesday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Thursday.

Marine Lance Cpl. Robert S. Greniger, 21, of Greenfield, Minn., died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, officials said.

Greniger was a combat engineer assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

His mother said he switched units in order to deploy, noting that he wanted to serve in Afghanistan.

Seaman Aaron D. Ullom, 20, of Midland, Mich., died while conducting a dismounted patrol in the Now Zad district of the Helmand province, officials said.

Ullom was assigned as a hospitalman to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.


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  • bombayrunner Jul 14, 2011

    marines are not soldiers, they are Marines. And sailors can also be in the Marines when they are Hospital Corpsman serving with them.

  • bombayrunner Jul 14, 2011

    RIP guys ... sad when they get a Doc.

    Spent my time in the service in the Line of Duty .. as a Hospital Corpsman 5th Marines ... and else where as well. Was such awesome work.

  • CharmedLife Jul 14, 2011

    God Bless You, Lance Cpl. Robert S. Greniger. Thank you for your service to our country.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jul 14, 2011

    AR -

    Take your 9/11 conspiracy stuff elsewhere.

    This is a blog commemorating the life and death of a soldier whose family may be reading these comments.

    They don't need to see your drivel about other subjects.

  • u stand corrected Jul 14, 2011

    cantstandya AMEN!!!!! please read and view http://www.911docs.net/truth_and_lies.php

  • u stand corrected Jul 14, 2011


    Please get everyone that you know to read and view this.

  • u stand corrected Jul 14, 2011

    RIP Warrior

  • pinklady-1 Jul 14, 2011

    thank you for your service!...RIP

  • Twittyfan Jul 14, 2011

    Thank you for your services and sacrifice you made for our freedom. God Bless your family and friends through this difficult times...

  • loyalgirl1111 Jul 14, 2011

    Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.