Camp Lejeune Marine Killed in Afghanistan

Military officials say a Camp Lejeune Marine has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department said Saturday that 21-year-old Lance Cpl. Richard Penny of Fayetteville, Ark., died May 6 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province.

A news release from Camp Lejeune said Penny was a machine gunner assigned to 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 2, I Marine Expeditionary Force Forward. He joined the Marine Corps in February 2009.

He deployed to Afghanistan in March 2010 and was promoted to the rank of lance corporal last month.


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  • by Barbi Location: Connecticut on May 21, 2010 at 11:09 AM
    My son was in the same Platoon as LCpl Penny. I understand they are having a memorial service today. My heart goes out to the family. Richard's dedication and service to this country will not be forgotten.
  • by Free American Location: Pitt Co on May 8, 2010 at 07:44 PM
    My thanks to Richard Penny for giving his life so that I may continue to speak English in a free country. My deepest condolences to his family in Arkansas.
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