The Pentagon announced Saturday that two more Marines from Camp Lejeune have died in the fighting in Afghanistan.
Lance Cpl. Gregory Posey, 22, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Lance Cpl. Jonathan Stroud, 20, of Cashion, Okla., died Thursday.
The Defense Department says the two were injured while supporting combat operations in Helmand province.
Posey was an assault man, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. He joined the Marines in March 2007 and is survived by his wife.
Stroud was a combat engineer, assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion. He became a Marine in April 2008 and is also survived by his wife.
Both men deployed to Afghanistan in May 2009 and were recipients of the National Defense Service and Global War on Terrorism Service Medals.
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