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Marine from Camp Lejeune dies in Afghanistan

Posted September 30, 2011
Updated February 2, 2012

— A Camp Lejeune-based marine died Wednesday while supporting combat operations in Hemland province, Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Thursday. 

The death of Lance Cpl. John R. Wimpey Cagle, 19, of Tucker, Ga., is still under investigation, officials said. 

Cagle was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.


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  • 426X3 Sep 30, 2011

    Semper Fi. God always has room in heaven for a Marine.

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  • akomc Sep 30, 2011

    Another good Marine guarding the gates...Semper Fi!

  • mstrspydog Sep 30, 2011

    Semper Fi my brother

  • u stand corrected Sep 30, 2011

    Rest in peace young Warrior. Semper Fi.