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2 Camp Lejeune Marines killed in Afghanistan

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CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (AP) -- Two members of a Marine Corps Special Operations Battalion based at Camp Lejeune have been killed in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department said Monday that 39-year-old Staff Sgt. Eric Christian of Warwick, N.Y., and 23-year-old Cpl. David Sonka of Parker, Colo., were killed during combat operations in Afghanistan's Farah province.

They were both assigned to the 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion at Camp Lejeune

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