Camp Lejeune Marine Killed In Afghanistan

The Department of Defense says a 22-year-old Marine from Camp Lejeune was killed during combat operations.

Lance Cpl. Edward Dycus died Wednesday in combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

The Marine from Greenville, Mississippi was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines at Lejeune.

The news release says Dycus' death is under investigation.


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  • by RKE Location: PA on Feb 3, 2012 at 04:34 PM
    God bless our Marines and God hold and keep Edward.
  • by RIP on Feb 2, 2012 at 03:21 PM
    Thank you for all you did, I'm sorry you had to pay the ultimate price. RIP and fly with the angels.
  • by Marie on Feb 2, 2012 at 11:59 AM
    Rest in Peach Lance Corporal Edward Dycas. You paid the ultimate price to keep us safe here are home, thank you for your selfless service to our country. May god hold you in his arms while giving your family the strength to continue on without you. Thoughts and prayers are with all who knew this brave young man.
  • by Tracy Location: Drury on Feb 2, 2012 at 11:56 AM
    Edward was my cousin. He was so proud to be a Marine and to serve and protect his country.
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      by Retired Enlisted Marine on Feb 2, 2012 at 03:09 PM in reply to Tracy
      My prayers are with your family. I would have been proud to know him.
  • by me Location: Bayboro on Feb 2, 2012 at 11:33 AM
    He gave all. Thank you and may God have mercy on all.
  • by Sherry on Feb 2, 2012 at 11:23 AM
    So sad....he's a very young man to not be able to live out his life....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE LANCE CPL. EDWARD DYCUS.....
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      by Anonymous on Feb 2, 2012 at 04:55 PM in reply to Sherry
      His choice. He and all of these other "heroes" know the risks. Deal with it.
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        by me on Feb 2, 2012 at 05:14 PM in reply to
        Where would you be without these brave men and women? Have you served anything but yourself?
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        by Pam Dycus on Feb 2, 2012 at 11:38 PM in reply to
        I was "his" choice and I'm thankful for him and to all military members for the sacrifices they make! I am so very proud of my cousin for serving our country and fighting for what he believes in! Gone but not forgotten, always here in our hearts!!
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        by Pam Dycus on Feb 2, 2012 at 11:46 PM in reply to
        I am proud and it was "HIS" choice and thankful for him as well as all of our military personnel! My cousin was very brave and he died doing what he loved and fighting for what he believed in. RIP you're gone but never forgotten, you'll live in our hearts forever!
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          by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:47 PM in reply to Pam Dycus
          So you say. No tears here.
  • by Retired Enlisted Marine on Feb 2, 2012 at 11:13 AM
    Semper Fi brother.
  • by James B Location: Washington on Feb 2, 2012 at 11:10 AM
    Thank you Lance Cpl. Edward Dycus for my freedom. RIP
  • by RIP Location: Greenville on Feb 2, 2012 at 06:20 AM
    Rest in peace and thank you for your service to our Country
  • by Robert Location: King on Feb 2, 2012 at 05:42 AM
    Lord please be with his family and friends
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      by Elizabeth on Feb 2, 2012 at 03:44 PM in reply to Robert
      Thank you for all you gave to those of us who knew and loved you. There will always be a special place in our hearts for you.
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