Marines say goodbye to fallen brother

27 Apr 2012 |

On a hot sunny, quiet Friday morning over 100 Marines gathered to honor Cpl. Alex Martinez, a fallen comrade during a memorial ceremony in the Afghanistan sunlight, April 13. He was killed in action, April 5 while conducting combat operations in Now Zad District. Sound bites include Lt. Col. Jason Perry, commanding officer of 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Lt. Col. Andrew Niebel, commanding officer of 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, Navy Lt. Loren Crone, 1st CEB’s chaplain and Cpl. Brandon A. Derrick, combat engineer with 1st CEB. Produced by Lance Cpl. Mark A. Garcia. Also available in High Definition.