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Two Lejeune Marines killed in Afghanistan

Posted January 3, 2011 5:44 p.m. EST
Updated January 3, 2011 8:16 p.m. EST

— Two Camp Lejeune Marines were killed over the weekend in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced Monday.

Lance Cpl. Maung P. Htaik, 20, of Hagerstown, Md., and Cpl. Jacob A. Tate, 21, of Columbus, Ohio, died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, officials said.

Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.