Blood drive to honor two local military heroes

By WEEK Producer

Blood drive to honor two local military heroes

October 26, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2012 at 2:38 PM CDT

BARTONVILLE, Ill. -- This weekend, you can honor those who have lost their lives while serving overseas by simply rolling up your sleeve.

Saturday, the American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive to honor Lance Corporal Jordan Bastean of Pekin and Lance Corporal Robert "R.J." Newton of Creve Coeur.

Both Marines died while serving in Afghanistan.

The blood drive runs from 2 to 7 p.m. at Monroe Grade School in Bartonville.

All blood types are encouraged to donate.

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