Marine Mother of 4 Dies in Afghanistan

The military is investigating the death of Sgt. Camella M. Steedley, 31. She was a mother of four and San Clemente resident.

The military is investigating the death of a Camp Pendleton Marine, the Department of Defense released Thursday.

Sgt. Camella M. Steedley, 31, of San Diego died Wednesday, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Steedley was assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 17, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force.

She was a San Clemente resident, wife and mother of four, according to KPBS

Editor's Note: An earlier headline used the word "killed." Sgt. Steedley's death is under investigation and her manner of death has not been released. 

Vanessa Donaldson October 05, 2012 at 02:54 AM
If the family needs financial support, plane tickets, hotel stay for parents, meal cards, gift cards, resources, etc, please have them contact Semper Fi Fund at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, tel. 760-725-3680 to see if they qualify. God bless, concerned military spouse
Joanne Pennington October 05, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Sincere condolences to the family of Sgt. Steedley. Prayers and gratitude from the Pennington family. You're wife, mother, daughter was a credit to our community and our country. Although we did not know her personally, we as a community feel your pain. Rest in peace.
Vanessa Donaldson October 05, 2012 at 03:02 AM
The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit set up to provide injured and critically ill service members and their families with immediate financial aid and quality of life solutions. We assist Marines as well as Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen who become injured when serving in support of Marine Forces during post-9/11 combat, training operations or face life-threatening illnesses.
Vanessa Donaldson October 05, 2012 at 03:03 AM
BTB October 05, 2012 at 04:38 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Michelle October 05, 2012 at 06:10 AM
Prayers going out to the family! I knew Camella personally, her parents are my neighbors!
Bobbi October 05, 2012 at 11:12 AM
I am so sorry to hear we have lost another great soldier who was protecting this country. My heart goes out to her family and children. I am very sorry for your loss.
michele linn October 09, 2012 at 07:30 PM
I am devistated to learn of the loss of yet another Marine in service to our country. I too am a surviving spouse: my Marine husband, SSgt. Aaron White was KIA in Iraq in 2003. When the time comes, PLEASE share our group with the family (www.SurvivingSpouseSupportGroup.org). We have many suriviving widows and widowers in socal. We know, like no other, the devistating effects such a loss leaves behind. I would VERY much like to support the children and husband during this delicate time.


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