LOCUST VALLY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan will be laid to rest today on Long Island.Candidate Conversations: Eric Adams
At his wake Tuesday, fellow Marines from his unit remembered Hendricks as a great guy.
“It would be a horrible situation, and he could make you laugh – going through training, stuff like that. He’s just one of the greatest guys we have, honestly,” Sgt. Craig Hollis said.READ MORE: Rain Leaks Into Rockefeller Center Station, Riders Call On MTA To Invest In Subway Station Upgrades
“He was always ready to go and a good guy,” added Cpl. Sandy Taveras.
Hendricks celebrated his 25th birthday last month and was expected to return home in a few weeks, his mother told CBS2. His younger brother, who followed him into service, escorted his remains back to Locust Valley.MORE NEWS: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
Hendricks will be laid to rest with military honors Wednesday at Calverton National Cemetery in Riverhead and posthumously promoted from corporal to sergeant.