Southwestern Illinois Village Honors Late MarineBETHALTO, Ill. (AP) - A southwestern Illinois village is paying tribute to a hometown Marine who died in 2010 of complications from injuries sustained in Afghanistan.
The (Alton) Telegraph reports that seven signs honoring Lance Cpl. Kenneth Corzine have been erected at each road entrance to Bethalto. Corzine was 23 when he died on Christmas Eve of 2010, 19 days after being injured by a roadside bomb that exploded, costing him both legs. Corzine grew up in Bethalto and was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Bethalto is about 25 miles northeast of St. Louis.
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