Ceremony Set To Honor Soldier
LA PUENTE - Friends, family and guests will share memories of Army Spc. Marcelino R. Corniel in an informal setting between 5 and 9 p.m. Friday in the Church of the Heritage, Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Covina.
Corniel, 23, died Dec. 21 in a mortar attack in Baghdad, Iraq where he was assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment in Fullerton.
He had 13 days left before he was due to come home and 23 until his wedding.
A slide presentation of Corniel's years spent in the Young Marine is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Graveside services are set for 9 a.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn, 21300 Via Verde Drive, Covina, CA. 91724. For information, call (800) 204-3131.
A lunch is scheduled after the funeral at Pico Park, 9528 Beverly Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660.
The family is asking that memorial donations be made to a college fund for his sisters, Kristen Lopez, 16, and Kimberly Lopez, 14, both of La Puente.
The account - No. 3061904534 - is with Washington Mutual, West Covina Financial Center, 100 S. Vincent Ave., West Covina, CA 91790.