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Two Lejeune Marines, Bragg soldier killed in Afghanistan

Posted April 5, 2010 1:59 p.m. EDT
Updated April 6, 2010 4:55 p.m. EDT

— Two Marines based at Camp Lejeune and a soldier based at Fort Bragg were killed last week in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Monday.

Marine Lance Cpl. Tyler O. Griffin, 19, of Voluntown, Conn., and Sgt. Frank J. World, 25, of Buffalo, N.Y., died Thursday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, officials said.

Griffin was assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force. World was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.

Army Staff Sgt. Scott W. Brunkhorst, 25, of Fayetteville, died March 30 in the Arghandab River Valley after enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

Bruckhorst was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.