LOCUST VALLY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan will be laid to rest today on Long Island.New York City Rolls Out $100 Incentive For Getting Vaccinated As CDC Report Warns Delta Variant As Contagious As Chicken Pox
At his wake Tuesday, fellow Marines from his unit remembered Hendricks as a great guy.Mets Get All-Star Javier Báez, Trevor Williams From Cubs For Outfield Prospect
“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: Tornado Confirmed In Essex County; Residents In New Jersey Face Big Cleanup
Hendricks will be laid to rest with military honors Wednesday at Calverton National Cemetery in Riverhead and posthumously promoted from corporal to sergeant.