Two Troops Killed In Afghanistan, One From Camp Lejeune

The U.S. military has reported the deaths of a Florida soldier and Marine in separate incidents.

The Department of Defense reported Monday that Pfc. Donald W. Vincent, 26, of Gainesville, died July 25 in Helmand province,
Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment,
2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune,
N.C.

Officials also reported that Spc. Justin D. Coleman, 21, of Spring Hill, was killed July 24 in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms and rocket-propelled grenades. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.


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  • by Chris Location: greenville on Jul 28, 2009 at 11:36 PM
    What is the numerical difference between a soldier, a troop, a platoon, a squadron...etc? I really don't think there are two people in a troop. Somebody please enlighten me.
  • by MSgt, USMC(Ret) Location: Kinston on Jul 28, 2009 at 09:17 AM
    Leroy, the news releases come from the Department of Defense, and they do state if combat was or was not involved. What the media presents is up to themselves!
  • by Leroy Location: Hubert on Jul 28, 2009 at 06:23 AM
    Why do the Marines not list what happened to all Marines who are killed in combat?
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