Lieutenant Colonel David Bradney, commanding officer of 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 6, along with Sgt. Maj. Keith Coombs, battalion sergeant major of 1st Bn., 7th Marines 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., and attached to Weapons Co., for the operation.