NORTH ARLINGTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Flags will fly at half-staff in New Jersey today to honor a fallen Marine from Bergen County.Driver Charged With DWI, Manslaughter In Crash That Killed Mother, Daughter On Rockaway Boulevard In Queens
Dozens lined the street to pay tribute to Montes De Oca at his funeral on Monday.READ MORE: Citizen App Seeks 'Field Team Members' To Live Stream Breaking News Stories
He has two brothers who are also Marines. Both were given the option to leave the battlefield, but have chosen to return to combat.
“It just says a lot about a Marine’s character,” said fellow Marine Gunnery Sgt. Harold McLean. “You mourn your loss, but at the end of the day, you want to carry on your mission.”MORE NEWS: NYC DOT Asks New Yorkers To Weigh In On Future Citi Bike Station Locations In Brooklyn, Queens
Montes De Oca enlisted shortly after graduating high school in 2010.