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Two Marines from Lejeune killed in Afghanistan

Posted July 19, 2010

The Department of Defense announced Monday the deaths of two Marines assigned to Camp Lejeune.

Cpl. Dave M. Santos, 21, of Rota, Marianas Islands of the Pacific, and Staff Sgt. Justus S. Bartelt, 27, of Polo, Ill., died July 16 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province. Both were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.


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  • garnertoy Jul 20, 2010

    prayers to the family and friends

  • daisymom Jul 20, 2010

    sympathies to the families of both.

  • u stand corrected Jul 20, 2010

    And no one hardly ever post a comment on these stories. They will post 500 times under something stupid. Does America care our troops anymore?????????

  • u stand corrected Jul 20, 2010

    I am with you guys!!!!! I am so angry! Where is everyone who protested the war before? Don't get me wrong, my son, husband and son-in-law all served in Irag but this is a different war with different rules and our Troops are not allowed to fight. They just keep coming home one after the other when we have the training and anything else they need to fight back.

  • bombayrunner Jul 19, 2010

    Wonder what the Obama's had for dinner this weekend in Bar Harbor? While like 14 soldiers and marines were KIA. Some commander-in-chief ! And the left says NOTHING!!!

  • Worland Jul 19, 2010

    More troops have died in Afghanistan under 18 months of Obama than 8 years of GW! Obama's failed war is doing nothing but fill body bags with our troops.

  • prn13norm Jul 19, 2010

    Where is the outcry from the Liberal Left? Over 1,000 killed in Obama's war.

  • gep6438 Jul 19, 2010

    RIP Hero...