Marine from Va. among 3 killed in Afghanistan

STAFFORD, Va. (WUSA9/Military Times) -- A 34-year-old Marine from Stafford, Virginia died in Afghanistan on June 20 along with two other Marines.

Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart was killed in combat Friday in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Stewart joined the Marine Corps in June 2004. This was Stewart's second deployment to Afghanistan; he also deployed to Iraq three times.

Also killed were Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Garabrant, 19, of Peterborough, New Hampshire, and Lance Cpl. Adam F. Wolff, 25, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The North-Carolina based Marines died "as a result of a hostile incident while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan," according to a Marine Corps news release.

The three Marines were assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion (Forward), based out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Stewart deployed in April. Garabrant and Wolff deployed to Afghanistan in March.

Garabrant was a combat engineer who joined the Marine Corps in March 2013. This was Garabrant's first deployment. Wolff was also a combat engineer who joined the Marine Corps in December 2012. This was Wolff's first deployment.


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