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Two Lejeune Marines killed in Afghanistan

Posted February 16, 2010
Updated February 17, 2010

— The Department of Defense on Tuesday reported the deaths of two Marines from Camp Lejeune.

Cpl. Jacob H. Turbett, 21, died Feb. 13. He was from Canton, Mich.

Pfc. Jason H. Estopinal, also 21, of Dallas, Ga., died Monday.

Both were members of the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force serving in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Estopinal was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment; Turbett was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion.


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  • 3stoogesfan Feb 17, 2010

    These are truly brave men who sacrificed their lives for our country and the world. May they rest in peace and may the families receive peace during this difficult time. May God bless!

  • lillann15 Feb 17, 2010

    May God bless these brave young men and their families they leave behind. Prayers also go out to the brave men along side of them that have also been left behind. Often, people forget about the brothers and sisters that the men and women have created everlasting bonds with in the armed forces that are left behind in sorrow...

    Semper Fi Marines!

  • Valkyrie Feb 17, 2010

    Thank you for your sacrifice. I pray that these young men's families will find some comfort knowing that their loved ones allow us and others who value liberty, to live free and voice our opinions without retribution.

    My prayers are with all of our armed forces and their families.

  • AnotherIgnoredComment Feb 17, 2010

    Heroes, both of them. Thank you to their families for their sacrifice.

    Amazing how few comments this gets compared to a school history issue

  • tatermommy52 Feb 17, 2010

    May god bless these men and their family members as we enjoy our day under the freedom that they secure.