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Two Lejeune Marines killed in Afghanistan

Posted June 27, 2011

— Two Marines based at Camp Lejeune were killed in combat over the weekend, the Defense Department said Monday.

Sgt. Marlon Myrie, 25, of Oakland Park, Fla., died Saturday and Gunnery Sgt. Ralph E. Pate, 29, of Mullins, S.C., died Sunday while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan's Helmand province. 

Myrie was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division and Pate was assigned to 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, both at Camp Lejeune.


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  • gep6438 Jun 28, 2011

    RIP Heroes...

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jun 28, 2011

    For those who don't get why we're there, read this...


    THIS - is why allied troops are in that God forsaken country.

    Innocents including children were killed in that attack on a CIVILIAN hotel in Kabul.

    THAT - is why our troops are there.

    THAT - is what they signed up for.

    Our beloved nephew is serving in Afg right now, and while he's disturbed by what he sees being visited on innocent children in that country who he calls "broken children", he's proud to be there - FOR THOSE BROKEN CHILDREN.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jun 28, 2011

    Dear God!!!

    Praying for those who loved them.


    God bless.


    USMC Sergeant


  • Big D 87 Jun 28, 2011

    Sending criminals to fight. I hope you plan on going over there so they can watch your back. ecoley2.

  • u stand corrected Jun 28, 2011

    Bring them ALL home NOW. This is senseless.

  • u stand corrected Jun 28, 2011

    Semper Fi Young Warriors

  • bnkrman1 Jun 28, 2011

    Semper Fi! Condolences to the families! Now, need to bring our soldiers home!

  • ecoley2 Jun 28, 2011

    Bring the servicemen home! Those people will never agree among themselves. It's been two thousand plus years of turmoil. This will end just like Viet Nam. No one really understood why we were there except for the Tin,and to keep Russia and China away. The Russian's supplied the Viet Cong with weapons to kill out soldiers. We supplie the Afgan while the country was occupied by the Russians. You see it's just a vicious cycle where no one win. We gave 58,000 plus lives to Nam so we can do trading with the country. Now with IRQA,and Afgan, we already invested thousand plus lives for what? I don't think any of those who have given their lives would want to died just so those people can come here an setup shops on every corner.
    Old men start wars and youngmen has to fight them. If you are going to continue to jump into conflicts, why not send some of those hard core criminals over to fight since they like to fight to win back their lawful rights as a citizen. Oh I forgot, that would be in hu

  • Stand-In-The-Door Jun 28, 2011

    "SEMPER FI". God always has room in heaven for Marines.

  • Eduardo1 Jun 28, 2011

    RIP brave young men.

    God bless your family and friends

    As more die in this senseless war. Cut the BS Obama, bring them home.

    I am sure that worlord will give us the body count and those who have been maimed for life. What we never get is the count of those surviving family members who are forever affected.

    /this will probably not bass moderator becaucse it is not P