War on Terrorism

Monday, May 06, 2013

Marine Casualties

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

They died May 4, while conducting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. They were both assigned to 2nd Marine Special Operations Battalion, Camp Lejeune, N.C.  This incident is under investigation. 

Killed were:
Staff Sgt. Eric D. Christian, 39, of Warwick, N.Y., and
Cpl. David M. Sonka, 23, of Parker, Colo. 

For more information media may contact the Marine Special Operations Command public affairs office at 910-440-0770.

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