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Two Lejeune Marines killed in Afghanistan

Posted May 6, 2013

— Two Camp Lejeune Marines were killed on Saturday in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Monday.

Staff Sgt. Eric D. Christian, 39, of Warwick, N.Y., and Cpl. David M. Sonka, 23, of Parker, Colo., died in fighting in Farah province, officials said.

Both men were assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion.


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  • Ex-Republican May 7, 2013

    "President Barack Obama didn't place us in Afghanistan, a GOP President did!" - athiests

    Remember an event called 911? That's why we are there. But since the Democrats have our men fighting with one hand tied behind their back, I agree. It's time leave that stinkin place.

  • Stilllearnin May 7, 2013

    Semper Fi my brothers. My condolences to their families. All marines, past an present, have lost and mourn their brothers!

  • atheistswillrule May 7, 2013

    How about getting out of Afghanistan? Then we will not lose any of our military. T o the Obama haters; President Barack Obama didn't place us in Afghanistan, a GOP President did! GET IT?

  • 426X3 May 7, 2013

    God always has room in heaven for a Marine. "SEMPER FI"
    R.I.P. Marines. You did your duty. Now it is time to stand down.

  • tbfromnc May 7, 2013

    That entire country is not worth one single American soldier's life period!

  • Ex-Republican May 6, 2013

    My condolences go out to the families. Too bad their commander-in-chief doesn't care about the loss of American lives overseas.

    And I agree with others. Time to leave. If Taliban returns to power, no boots on the ground this time. Just carpet bombing.

  • bombayrunner May 6, 2013

    Several more were killed the other day. There was very little said about it. This president wants no negative press and any news outlet that blasts things get phone calls from Obama friendly drones.

  • Fireflies Rock May 6, 2013

    I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of these two young men. When will it ever end?!

  • cbiga220 May 6, 2013

    It is so time for us to leave that unappreciative country, such a waste of young lives, and for what?