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Two Lejeune Marines killed in Afghanistan

Posted January 3, 2011

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

Lance Cpl. Maung P. Htaik, 20, of Hagerstown, Md., and Cpl. Jacob A. Tate, 21, of Columbus, Ohio, died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, officials said.

Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.


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  • gep6438 Jan 4, 2011

    RIP Heroes....

  • Eduardo1 Jan 4, 2011

    did I offend the moderator PERSONALLY?
    My comment which is not being shown, had no foul language, did not make any political reference, etc, but still held back. WHY???
    All I did was support worlords comments and was similar to Ms Manda.
    So bring our young people home from the Obama war and lets take care of our own crime problems here in the U.S.

    May these young grunts who keep on get killed for a worthless country R I P.

    God bless them, their families and friends.

    We do not need another 500 of our youth murdered

  • Ms.Manda Jan 4, 2011

    This kills me...I appreciate all the sacrifices that our troops make every day; but I just want all our boys and girls home. Safe and sound.

    To the families, thank you for your loved ones ultimate sacrifice.

  • NavySrChiefswife Jan 4, 2011

    RIP...Thank you for your service. May God be with your families.

  • two2294 Jan 4, 2011

    So young, and they paid the ultimate sacrifice, my heart goes out to their parents and all their families..RIP young Hero's..Semper Fi..

  • MitziGaynor Jan 3, 2011

    Rest in Peace dear one.

  • Worland Jan 3, 2011

    First listed casualty of 2011. Three troops died this weekend. An unprecidented 499 US troops died in Afghanistan in 2010. That's more than all the casualties from the first 7 years of the war combined.