Remains of Camp Lejeune Marine who died fighting ISIS returned home

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Staff Sgt. Louis F. Cardin

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — A U.S. Marine who was killed fighting ISIS in Iraq has made his final trip back home.

The remains of Staff Sergeant Louis Cardin arrived in Riverside County, California, on Saturday afternoon.

Cardin was among several hundred Marines deployed as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. But officials say Cardin was mortally wounded during an ISIS attack on his base last Saturday.

The 27-year-old had served three tours of duty in Afghanistan before his deployment to Iraq.

A public service for Cardin is set for Friday, ahead of his funeral at riverside national cemetery.

Flags were flown at half-staff across California in his honor this week.

Cardin was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Source: KCAL, KCBS via CNN