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Lejeune Marines to honor fallen comrades

Posted March 12, 2010 9:04 a.m. EST
Updated March 12, 2010 12:34 p.m. EST

Marine Corps symbol at Camp Lejeune

— Services at Camp Lejuene Friday will honor six service members killed in Afghanistan.

The 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, to honor the five Marines and one sailor.

The unit deployed in 2009 and spent seven months battling Taliban fighters in southern Afghanistan. The Marines were part of a surge of forces to the central Asian country.

The U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command will also name a new medical clinic in honor of Hospital Corpsman Second Class Charles "Luke" Milam. Milam was killed in 2007 in Helmand Province during an attack on a Taliban stronghold.

Milam was killed in 2007 in Helmand Province during an attack on a Taliban stronghold. It was his fourth combat deployment.

The clinic is one of only two medical facilities owned and operated exclusively by the Marine Corps.