Marine with Hawaii ties killed in Afghanistan

Matthew Abbate
Matthew Abbate

AFGHANISTAN (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Marine with ties to Hawaii has been killed in Afghanistan.

Twenty-six-year-old Sgt. Matthew Abbate died in the line of duty Thursday.

Abbate grew up in Piedmont and Fresno, California.

He moved to Hawaii after high school and worked on the Pride of America cruise ship.

Abbate was based at Camp Pendleton in California.

He leaves behind a wife and two-year-old son.

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