Fourth Camp Lejeune Marine Killed In Afghanistan Fighting

The Pentagon says another Marine from Camp Lejeune has died in Afghanistan. This makes the fourth death from the same regiment announced this week.

Lance Cpl. Bruce Ferrell of Perdido, Alabama died Monday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province.

The 21-year-old was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment which has now lost four members within the past week.

Ferrell was a machine gunner, joining the Marine Corps in November 2007 and was promoted to the rank of lance corporal on January 1st.

Ferrell deployed to Afghanistan in May and his awards include the Nation Defense and Global War on Terrorism Service Medals.

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Three Marines from the same regiment at Camp Lejeune have been killed in fighting in Afghanistan. All three were members of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment.

The three were killed during combat operations in the Helmand province.

Lance Corporal Dennis Burrow died Friday. The 23-year-old Burrow was from Naples, Florida.

Lance Corporal Javier Olvera died Saturday. The 20-year-old was from Palmdale, California.

Lance Cpl. Patrick Schimmel died Sunday. The 21-year-old was from Winfield, Missouri.

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