On somber Sunday afternoon more than 200 servicemembers gathered to honor fallen comrades during a memorial ceremony under a canopy to shade them from the blazing Afghanistan sunlight, July 8, 2012. During the ceremony Marines paid tribute to Pfc. Steven P. Stevens II, Lance Cpl. Niall W. Coti-Sears, Lance Cpl. Hunter D. Hogan and Lance Cpl. Eugene C. Mills III all were killed in action while conducting combat operations in Sangin Valley District. Stevens was a combat engineer with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, supporting Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment. Coti-Sears was a rifleman deployed with Weapons Co. Hogan and Mills were riflemen deployed with Bravo Co., 1st Bn., 8th Marines and were attached to Weapons Co., during the operation. Sound bites include Lt. Col. David Bradney, the commanding officer of 1st Bn. 7th Marines, and Navy Lt. Seanan Holland, chaplain, 1st Bn., 7th Marines. Produced by Cpl. Mark Garcia. Also available in High Definition.
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