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Bragg soldiers, Lejeune Marine killed in Afghanistan

Posted February 2, 2010 1:41 p.m. EST
Updated February 3, 2010 10:10 a.m. EST

— Two Fort Bragg soldiers and a Camp Lejeune Marine were killed in Afghanistan in recent days, the Department of Defense announced Tuesday.

Army Capt. David J. Thompson, 39, of Hooker, Okla., was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, and Spc. Marc P. Decoteau, 19, of Waterville Valley, N.H., was assigned to the 6th Psychological Operations Battalion (Airborne), 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg.

Both were killed Friday in Wardak province while supporting combat operations, officials said.

Lance Cpl. Michael L. Freeman Jr., 21, of Fayetteville, Pa., died Monday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune.