Camp Lejeune Marines To Deploy Monday

More Camp Lejeune Marines are headed to Afghanistan as U.S. and Afghan forces battle a resurgent Taliban.

About 150 of 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment's 1,000 Marines and sailors are deploying Monday from Camp Lejeune. They will train, mentor and partner with Afghan soldiers.

Camp Lejeune Marines started deploying last year to Afghanistan as part of a surge of forces to the central Asian country. In the last few months, the Taliban has ramped up attacks against troops. June was one of the deadliest months for international forces in Afghanistan.

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  • by 2/9 Wife Location: Jacksonville on Jul 19, 2010 at 11:45 AM
    We will have all of the 2/9 men in our prayers! GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU! The wives of 2/9 are thinking of our loved ones while they are over there! Your unselfishness to this country makes us so proud!

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