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Friends, family remember O.C. Marine killed

June 28, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Friends and loved ones gathered Monday night to remember Marine Corporal Claudio Patino, who was killed fighting in Afghanistan last week.The informal memorial took place at his alma mater, El Dorado High School in Placentia.

The 22-year-old Yorba Linda resident had recently re-enlisted and volunteered for a second tour of duty in Afghanistan after just four months at home.

Patino's family says he believed in fighting for his country. He was praised as a hero.


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