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2005 Central Regional High School Graduate Killed In Afghanistan

Department of Defense announces that Marine Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan died on Monday on combat duty

Sadly, there will soon be five plaques at Central Regional High School's War Memorial for fallen alumni killed in foreign wars.

Almost a month to the day after the memorial was dedicated, Marine Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan Jr. was killed on Nov. 26, the Department of Defense announced today.

Monahan, 25, Island Heights, died while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, the defense department said.

He was assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, the D.O.D. said.

He was a 2005 graduate of Central Regional and the second Central graduate killed in action in little more than a year.

Army Sgt. John A. Lyons, 26, class of 2003, died in late October last year  of wounds he suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire, in Ghazni province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas, according to the Defense Department.

Come back to Berkeley Patch tomorrow for more on this developing story.

Chief Wahoo November 29, 2012 at 05:08 AM
Bring our soldiers home , you Masters of War !!!!!!
suz November 29, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Thank you for your service...God bless.
brokeninbayville November 29, 2012 at 02:05 PM
May God bless Cpl Monahan and his family. We are still mourning the passing of Sgt. John Lyons and now Cpl. Monahan. Lives taken too soon from this earth. God bless our troops and bring them home soon.
parkway November 29, 2012 at 06:39 PM
My heart breaks for this family. My son was in the class before him. I pray for his family and loved ones
Rosalee Di Pietro November 30, 2012 at 05:16 AM
R.I.P. Cpl. Christopher M. Monahan and peace to your family
Thomas December 01, 2012 at 02:49 AM
we got osama bin laden .what are we doing over there now ? let them live in their stoneage environs , no more american blood on foreign soil. amen
makemyday December 01, 2012 at 03:10 AM
May God Bless all our fallen soldiers, you will not be forgotten. Thank you for your service. Prayers to all family and friends.
Drivingtoofar December 01, 2012 at 03:38 AM
Hoo Rah Marine
KC December 01, 2012 at 06:53 AM
What a horrible loss. I don't understand this mixed up world.
Opinionated December 01, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Well said.
Bryan December 01, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Well said Thomas
SL December 01, 2012 at 03:07 PM
support the people behind the uniform, not war.
Joe December 01, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Another Gentile boy killed for the Zionist destroyers
Burd Turglar December 03, 2012 at 10:47 AM
OOrah sir.. common mistake though. Semper Fi.
Burd Turglar December 03, 2012 at 10:52 AM
Are your political attacks necessary to post on a page where family members are possibly reading to mourn their loss? Cpl Monahan had a belief to join our beloved corps and he died for that belief. He is a hero in this Marines eyes and many others. Have some respect. Not everyone is a bleeding heart liberal against war. My thoughts and prayers go out to Cpl Monahans family. Semper Fi!
fed up December 04, 2012 at 01:23 AM
OORAH!!!

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