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Two Marines from Lejeune killed in Afghanistan

Posted July 19, 2010 5:32 p.m. EDT
Updated July 19, 2010 6:04 p.m. EDT

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.