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Condolences: LCpl Eugene C. Mills III, 1/8 Marine from MD, 6/22/2012

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U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
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June 23, 2012

DOD Identifies Marine Casualty

             The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

             Lance Cpl. Eugene C. Mills III, 21, of Laurel, Md., died June 22 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

             For more information, media may contact the 2nd Marine Division Public Affairs Office at 910-450-6575.

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My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Lcpl Eugene C. Mills III.  Once again we learn the high cost of our freedom and liberty which these young men and women sacrifice for.  Let us never forget them and I pray that God provides the peace that passes all understanding to you.



The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.  ~Henry Miller


I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of another one of America's heroes, LCpl. Eugene C. Mills III.  May his family, friends and brothers-in-arms take some measure of comfort in knowing that all over America people are mourning with them and praying for them. Their hero will not be forgotten.

Barb (Good2GoMom)

Director: Outreach Programs

Our hearts are grieving for your family.  Our words seem so shallow in this time of sorrow.  We will ensure Eugene will be remembered for his selfless service.  He will never be forgotten.  We pray for peace for your family and for his brothers still in conflict. 


Jay and Sue from PA

Proud Parents of a Com Cam Marine - 1/8, deployed


Our family's thoughts and prayers are with the Mills family. There are no words to express how sorry we are. My daughter and I know Eugene's brother, and know how much he loved and admired Eugene. Please find some comfort in knowing that LCpl. Mills died a hero, doing what he wanted to do. We thank him, and his family for their sacrifice.

Elaine & Ammie - Maryland

VPM and Sister of a now Marine Reservist

(2/6 Afghanistan 2010)

Father of fallen U.S. Marine talks about his last phone call


By: Cheryl Conner
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

LAUREL, Md. - Gene Mills walked out his front door on Father's Day 2008. He grew up in Laurel, graduated from High Road Academy, and before he turned 18 his dad signed the papers for him to join the U.S. Marines. It’s a mission he had since 9-11.

News Video accompanies article.


My heart breaks for your family and friends. I will forever be greatful for your service and sacrifice.

My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends of LCpl Eugene C. Mills III.  

Stand Down, L/Cpl Mills, your mission has ended. Your Brother Marines await your arrival at Heaven's gate. Rest in Peace. Your Service and sacrifices will not be forgotten and you will have a place, in this old Marines heart

Semper Fidelis   Rest in peace

No condolences could ever fill the hole you must be experiencing. As a mother of a Marine in Afghanistan, I know these guys are doing what they believe in and have chosen to do for their country and fellow Marines. May God stand with you in your loss and may you know His deep abiding love.

Dear Family, Friends and Loved Ones of LCpl. Eugene C. Mills.  I am so sorry for your loss.  May the Lord fill your hearts with comfort and peace.  We shall never forget.  Thank you for sharing him with our country. Peace be with him.

Love and Prayers, Sabrina

VPMW of Phillip 1/5 Bravo Co

VPMM of Matthew 7th MAR HQ Reg

Marines honor fallen brothers in Afghanistan


Story by Cpl. Mark Garcia | Regimental Combat Team 6 | Date: 07.11.2012

COMBAT OUTPOST TABAC, Afghanistan – On a somber Sunday afternoon, more than 200 servicemembers gathered to honor four fallen comrades during a memorial ceremony, July 8.

Marines with 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 6, 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.

Photo by Cpl. Mark Garcia

Marines with Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 6, pay their respects to a fallen comrade during a memorial ceremony, 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. Stevens and Mills were killed in action June 22 while participating in Operation Jaws in the Sangin Valley District, Afghanistan. Hogan and Coti-Sears were killed in action the following day during the same operation. Stevens was a combat engineer with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion supporting Weapons Company. Coti-Sears was a rifleman with Weapons Co. Hogan and Mills were riflemen with Bravo Co. attached to Weapons Co.

More photos accompany article.  Check at original link - the bottom of the page.


My heart is broken over the loss of Lance Cpl. Eugene C. Mills III. I pray that he is with our Lord in Heaven and may he be granted eternal life. My heart and prayers will always and ever be with Lance Cpl. Eugene C. Mills III and his family. May the Lord bless your hearts, ease your suffering and carry you forward. My love is with you. Semper Fidelis, young Marine.

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