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NC soldier among five killed in Afghanistan

Posted August 14, 2011

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— A North Carolina solider was among five members of the military who died Thursday when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle in Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defense said Sunday. 

Family members said that Spc. Patrick L. Lay II, 21, of Fletcher, N.C., was engaged to be married. His tour of duty would have ended in the spring.

Lay, Spc. Jordan M. Morris, 23, of Stillwater, Okla., Pfc. Rueben J. Lopez, 27, of Williams, Calif., Sgt. Edward J. Frank II, 26, of Yonkers, N.Y., and Spc. Jameel T. Freeman, 26, of Baltimore, Md., were assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in Fort Drum, N.Y.

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  • jdupree Aug 15, 2011

    One more good American dead and for what. What is the goal, the objective. I bet Obama can't give a speech and justify this. He would spin his ususal pitch of shinola or other and mesmerize the public. For one, I am tired of his speeches and wasteful spending and Socialist agenda. Time for him to go! One Term President!

  • two2294 Aug 15, 2011

    silly..he has made other promises that he hasn't kept..he is like the rest of them..

  • sillywabbitthepatriot Aug 15, 2011

    End the wars, stop the US Aid, and bring them all home.

    You promised Mr. President.

  • jcd241959 Aug 15, 2011

    Bring them home!!

  • houndie Aug 15, 2011

    I'm praying for his family and praying this war will end soon. Our country is broke. Our government is broke. We cannot afford this war. It has become too costly. There is too much corruption in Afghanistan. Time to come home.

  • two2294 Aug 15, 2011

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and to all of our Military serving oversees and here in the USA....God Bless each one of you...