LOCUST VALLY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan will be laid to rest today on Long Island.Police: Woman Shoved Against Car And Sexually Abused By Would-Be Robber In Brooklyn
At his wake Tuesday, fellow Marines from his unit remembered Hendricks as a great guy.Akayed Ullah Faces Sentencing For 2017 Attempted Suicide Bombing At Times Square Subway Station
“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.
“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: New NYPD Unit To Patrol Times Square Will Be First Phase In Plan To Spur City's Economic Recovery
Hendricks will be laid to rest with military honors Wednesday at Calverton National Cemetery in Riverhead and posthumously promoted from corporal to sergeant.