Lejeune Corpsman Dies In Afghanistan

A Navy corpsman from Camp Lejeune was killed Tuesday in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense says Petty Officer Second Class Charles Milam of Littleton, Colorado died while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Milam was a hospital corpsman assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune.

A Colorado newspaper says Milam served four tours overseas in the past 6 years, three of those in Iraq. His brother told the paper Milam hoped to make a career out of the Navy,

The Navy says Milam enlisted in 1999, attended boot camp in Great Lakes, Ill., and later graduated from the Naval Hospital Corps School December 1999, followed by a long list of school and training from Field Medical Service School Camp in Lejeune North Caroline, to Navy Dives Salvage Training Center in Panama City, Fla., and trained at John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center in North Carolina as a student.

In May 2005 he reported to the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Camp in Lejeune where he was deployed to Afghanistan with the 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion.