Marine Sgt. Donald J. Lamar II
Died May 12, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom
23, of Fredericksburg, Va.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died May 12 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
(The following was taken from www2.staffordcountysun.com of May 17th, 2010) STAFFORD— A 23-year-old U.S. Marine from Stafford County who had been serving in Afghanistan died May 12 while Supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, according to The Department of Defense.
Sgt. Donald J. Lamar II, who grew up in Stafford and graduated from Stafford High School in 2004, was killed while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, according to a DoD news release.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Camp Lejeune, N.C. He was a scout sniper team leader and in early March was promoted to sergeant. He had been a Marine since January 2006 and served two tours in Iraq.
Lamar, born in New York, was involved in athletics and coaching at Stafford High School and graduated in 2004. He eventually married and had a child of his own.
Lamar is survived by his wife Stephanie; his daughter Madison; his parents Don and Coleen Lamar and two younger brothers.
A scholarship fund has been set up for his daughter. The “Madison in Memory of Sgt. Donald Lamar” fund is at Union First Market Bank. Donations may be given at any branch.