Camp Lejeune Marine Dies In Afghanistan

A Camp Lejeune Marine has died as a result of a hostile incident while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

The Pentagon says 22 year-old Lance Cpl. Jonathan Taylor of Jacksonville, Florida died December first.

Taylor was a rifleman assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 7, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. Taylor joined the Marine Corps in May 2007, and was promoted to the rank of lance corporal on Feb. 1, 2008.

Taylor deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from April to November 2008, and deployed to Afghanistan in October.

Taylor's awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, as well as a Certificate of Commendation.


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  • by stacee arcilla Location: virginia beach, virginia on Dec 3, 2009 at 08:11 AM
    im going to miss you cuzo, you will never be forgotten for your courage and hard work in serving our country. love you man!
  • by Stephen Location: florida on Dec 3, 2009 at 01:13 AM
    Rest in peace brother. I served in the same company while in Iraq last year with him.
  • by G-Vegas Mom Location: Greenville on Dec 2, 2009 at 07:55 PM
    God bless his family and a special thanks to him and his family for his service to our country. May he rest in peace.May we never forget what is sacrificed for our freedom.
  • by bob Location: buffalo on Dec 2, 2009 at 07:11 PM
    lisa, He is home now. May he rest in peace.
  • by anon Location: New Bern, NC on Dec 2, 2009 at 06:47 PM
    RIP Marine. You will never be forgotten.
  • by lisa Location: WASHINGTON on Dec 2, 2009 at 06:37 PM
    What does it take? How many more lives? America is a capitalist country. The businessmen corrupted Iraq and now Afghanistan. There is no real war, but money is being made hand over fist. Once it was proven that there were no WOMD why didn't we pull out like other countries. Why are we saviors of the world? Really we are not. Everywhere we go, we intend to own it. They wouldn't let us own Vietnam and its resources and they are not going to let us take the oil from the middle east. Bring our children home! One soldier said today, if we leave Afghanistan they will send us to another country to take, we will never get home! Wake up America! Let's not even believe in a religious war. Muslims are not our enemy. Greed is and has always been Americas enemy! There is a price on our children's head and its not being placed by the Taliban, but by big business. Belelive it. This is not anti-American. Let the suffering justify the means. This is not the case. Let them come home!
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