HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Marine from the Big Island has died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
According to the Department of Defense, Lance Cpl. Christopher Camero of Kailua Kona died on July 15 from wounds he received from a July 6 combat operation in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
The 19 year old was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1 Marine Expeditionary Force in Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Camero graduated from Honoka'a High School in 2010. One of his former teachers, Daphne Honma, said Camero always wanted to be a Marine.
"He told me he had already spoken to a recruiter and it was his intention of going into the Marine Corps after high school graduation," Honma said.
According to Honma, Camero was a good student and very respectful.
We'll have more details on this story tonight on Hawaii News Now beginning at 5 p.m.