Local Marines return from Afghanistan

The Clermont County Commissioners honored two local Marines who served together in Afghanistan at their May 21 meeting.

CPL Justin Kieffer of New Richmond and LCPL Colten Neu, of Union Township recently returned from five months in Marjah, Afghanistan.

Neu, a 2008 graduate of Glen Este, said they were sent to Afghanistan as part of the December troop surge. Their task was to eliminate the Taliban in the region and establish a relationship with the local residents.