02
Dec
09

30,000 Troops Will Head to Afghanistan


1,500 troops from an infantry battalion task force at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina will head to Afghanistan later this month, the first percentage in the total deployment of 30,000 more troops that the president has just announced. Another 13,500 troops will to Afghanistan by the end of spring, including an additional 6,200 Marines from Regimental Combat Team-2 at Camp Lejeune; 800 from I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton, California; 3,400 troops from a Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum, New York; and 4,100 support forces, according to the Department of Defense.

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1 Response to “30,000 Troops Will Head to Afghanistan”


  1. 1 Silvia Bustillo
    January 23, 2010 at 12:14 am

    THANK YOU ALL MY MARINES FOR GIVING US FREEDOM HERE IN AMERICA, THANK YOU FOR BEING THE FEW CHOSEN ONES WHO WITH OUT REGRET PUT YOUR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR ALL OF US… MY SONS ARE MARINES, MY YOUNGEST IS A MILITARY POLICE MAN LANCE CORPORAL BURCIAGA, PLEASE, ALL OF YOU TAKE CARE, AND REMEMBER THAT GOD IS WITH YOU AND WE ARE PRAYING FOR ALL OF YOU.. MY BLUE CHEVY PICK UP TRUCK HAS PROUDLY MARINE STICKERS ALL OVER HONORING YOUR SACRIFICE…THANK YOU MARINES, WE PRAY ALL OF YOU COME BACK HOME SOON..I DONT KNOW WHERE MY SON IS BUT I KNOW HE IS LIVING HIS DREAM TO BE A PROUD MARINE…HE SURE IS OK, THIS I KNOW..WITH LOVE AND RESPECT TO ALL OF YOU FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL ME. IM A VERY PROUD MOTHER OF 2 MARINES…FROM SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA…OOH RAH!!!


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