Funeral held for Elgin Marine killed in Afghanistan
April 14, 2012 (HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.) (WLS) -- A funeral service was held Saturday for fallen Marine Corporal Alex Martinez.
Martinez' funeral procession went from his hometown of Elgin to Life-Changers International Church in northwest suburban Hoffman Estates.
Martinez was killed in combat last week in Afghanistan.
His body was flown into O'Hare Airport yesterday.
The 21-year-old was on his second deployment to Afghanistan.
A private military burial was to follow today's funeral service.
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