Posted at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 10, 2006
Kane'ohe Bay Marine killed in Afghanistan
Pfc. Matthew L. Bertolino, of Hampstead, N.H. was assigned to Alpha Co., 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, according to a news release from Marine Corps Base Hawai'i.
The accident is under investigation, the release said.
Bertolino joined the Marines on January 2005, reported to Hawai'i on July 2005 and was deployed to Afghanistan last month, the release said. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, it said.
He is survived by his father and mother, who have not released a photo at this time.