As final arrangements were planned for an Elgin Marine killed in Afghanistan, his wife recalled Alex Martinez as a dedicated service member. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.
He was serving his second tour in Afghanistan, when a U.S. Marine from Elgin was killed in combat this week. Cpl. Alex Martinez died Thursday in the Helmand province of Afghanistan.
A United States Marine from northwest suburban Elgin died in Afghanistan while “conducting combat operations,” according to a release issued Friday by the U.S. Department of Defense.