DETROIT (WWJ) – Two Marines from Michigan have died in fighting in Afghanistan.

The Defense Department says  19-year-old Lance Cpl. Dominic Ciaramitaro of South Lyon died Saturday while on combat operations in Helmand Province. 

The Herald Times in Gaylord reports that 26-year-old Sgt. David Day of Gaylord was killed by a roadside bomb.

Don Day tells the newspaper that his son already had served two tours in Iraq after enlisting in 2003 and completed bomb disposal training in 2009.

Comments (6)
  1. A South Lyon Resident says:

    This state is less two able young American men who could have been better used to build a Michigan future.

    We salute your bravery to duty but we prefer to have you back.

  2. robert klieman says:

    We lost two true Hero’s and they will always be remembered. My Heart and prayers go out to these families. But,
    there is always a but. These men did not need to die they should be here with their loved ones. They were sent to war to die becaused x-president Bush sent them there based on LIES!!. Don’t go there with the “The Democrats voted to send them to war also”. Yes they did but only after seeing the cherry picked intel provided by the War criminal Cheney. Where are the war protesters of the 60’s and 70’s? Our youth today are selfish sissies. Ever wonder why the Muslims don’t like us? It’s not our religion like the frauds at Fox News, Hannity and O’Reilly and company would like you tio believe. It’s because we have military bases on their holy land. We have the bases to protect what we as a greedy nation percieve as “our Oil” We are security guards for Big Oil. Fast fix, Bring our troops home from the Middle east and put the war criminals AWOL Bush and 6-Deferment Cheney in jail for the rest of their lives. They have destroyed too many lives with their lies.

  3. joanne denison says:

    War doesn’t work and study after study shows that. Detente is far more effective and cheaper.

    Billions are spent on war, when we have sooo many other avenues open to us. Dollar for dollar, missionary efforts are far more effective. Peace corp efforts are effective. When you go to war you blow up people, opportunities, schools, jobs, hospitals and money.

    I pray for that family and that they will now work for peace efforts everywhere and everyplace.

  4. JT Pillsbury says:

    Thank you gentleman for your service. You will be missed by many here in Michigan. I am a veteran of the United States Air Force where I supported Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan a year after 11Sept. We do not fight for the idea of government for money and power, but the idea of rights and freedom for our family, friends, and fellow Americans. These GI’s did not die because of ignorant command…they died for their own beliefs and for the youth of our future. It is deeply saddening to see young Americans dieing in this War and not getting any kind of recognition from the people they are fighting for. Yet any cop dies here in Michigan and a parade is held in their honor. Thank you for your lives gentleman. We deeply appreciate your service.

  5. anonymous says:

    Sir; though I respect your right to post your political opinions, this is not a place to be doing so. Please respect those who make the decision to go out and fight for our country to protect us and pay the ultimate sacrifice. Dominic was a classmate of mine. My prayers are going to him for my thankfulness that he gave the ultimate sacrifice and to his family for God to be there by their sides through this difficult time.

    1. anonymous says:

      Excuse me, by “sir” I was referring to Robert Klieman. I thought that my post would be at the top, not the bottom

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