make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

NC-based Marines deploying to Afghanistan

READ MORE:

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -- More North Carolina-based Marines are headed to Afghanistan as U.S. and Afghan forces battle a resurgent Taliban.

About 150 of 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment's 1,000 Marines and sailors are deploying Thursday from Camp Lejeune.

This is a scheduled deployment. Officials say the unit will be based in Helmand Province and will help train and mentor 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. So far, June is on pace to be one of the deadliest months for international forces in Afghanistan this year, with 44 deaths.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.

»

Why Why ?

Why Why do we continue to send our young Women
and Men over seas to Kill or be Killed for a
cause not even clearly defined. I think we
may be addicted to war. I understand clear
reasons to defend our interest but not this.
Lets pull back and spend our reacourses for
building,education, health care, atc.