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Old 07-10-2009, 08:55 PM
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Post L/CPL Roger G. Hager, 20, Gibsonville, NC.(Afghanistan)

DOD News Release #503-09 Dated 10 July, 2009

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Lance Cpl. Roger G. Hager, 20, of Gibsonville, N.C., and Master Sgt. John E. Hayes, 36, of Middleburg, Fla., died July 8 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. They were assigned to 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

For additional background information on these Marines, news media representatives may contact the II Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs office at(910) 451-7200.


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God bless LCpl. Hager and Master Sgt. Hayes, and their families and friends will be in my prayers. Words can not express my gratitude for their service to our country, and they are amongst the REAL Heroes.
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GIBSONVILLE, N.C. - Lance Cpl. Roger Gary Michael Hager, age 20, of Broad Street in Gibsonville was killed in action in Afghanistan on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces.

Roger was a 2008 graduate of Western Alamance High School entering in the Marine Corps shortly after graduation. He was with Company A, 2nd Recon Battalion, a part of the 2nd Marine division. Roger enjoyed playing computer games, paintball and studying insects. He was easygoing and never met a stranger and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Elaine Anna Hager and Donald Farren of Gibsonville; father, Darrell Steven Graves of Shelbyville, Tennessee; sisters, PV2 Faith Strang of the home, Leighann Graves of Knoxville, Tennessee; brother, Cpl. Jeremy Scott Hager of Mesa, Arizona; paternal grandmother, Bertha L. Burnett of Shelbyville, Tennessee; maternal grandmother, Pat Ducas of Tiffin, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William Graves; maternal grandfathers, Oscar Frederick Hebert and Roger Paul Ducas.

A service to celebrate his life will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by pastor Brian Biggers. The committal service will follow at Gibsonville City Cemetery with full military honors being provided by the U.S. Marine Corps. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Lowe Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to The Lamb's Chapel, 415 Roxboro Street, Haw River, N.C. 27258.

You may sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com
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