AFGHANISTAN - A roadside bomb killed three Camp Lejeune Marines in Afghanistan.
According to the Department of Defense, 19-year-old LCpl. Brandon J. Garabrant, of Peterborough, NH, 25-year-old LCpl. Adam F. Wolff, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and 34-year-old SSgt. David H. Stewart, of Stafford, Va., were killed on June 20.
The three were killed in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan by a roadside bomb, a military official said. A military dog was also killed in the blast.
All three Marines who died were assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune.
Garabrant was a combat engineer who joined the Marine Corps in March 2013 and was promoted to lance corporal on Dec. 1, Camp Lejeune stated. The 19-year-old deployed to Afghanistan in March 2014. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Wolff was also a combat engineer, said Camp Lejeune. He joined the Marine Corps in Dec. 2012 and was promoted to lance corporal on Feb. 1, 2014. Wolff deployed to Afghanistan in March 2014. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Stewart was a platoon sergeant who joined the Marine Corps in June 2004 and was promoted to staff sergeant on Nov. 11, 2010, according to Camp Lejeune. Stewart deployed to Iraq from September 2004 to March 2005, from March 2006 to October 2006, and from September 2007 to April 2008. Stewart was also deployed to Afghanistan from October 2012 to April 2013 and most recently in April 2014.
Stewart's awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan 2 Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon, and Armed Forces Reserve Medal.