Body of fallen O.C. Marine returns to Calif.

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. The 22-year-old marine from Yorba Linda was killed in combat, fighting in Helmand province in Afghanistan last week.

It was his third deployment, his second to Afghanistan.

He had recently re-enlisted and volunteered for that second Afghanistan tour after just four months at home.

Patino's family says he always wanted to serve his country as a marine.

On Monday, friends and loved ones gathered to remember the fallen soldier at his alma mater, /*El Dorado High School*/, in Placentia.

He was praised as a hero.

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