WJAC-TV: Family of Fallen Marine Thanks Community for Support
DUBOIS – The mother of fallen U.S. Marine Pfc. Josh Martino would like to thank the DuBois area for its continued support to her family.
Martino’s mother, Karen Perry, said community members have gone above and beyond in offering their condolences and prayers. Since learning of her son’s death Tuesday morning, Perry said not only family and friends, but also complete strangers have offered their sympathies, which have made all the difference in the world.
Martino’s fiancée, Anna has also been struggling with the tragedy. She and Martino had started dating when they were 16 years old and have been inseparable ever since. Anna said they got engaged this past October. The couple’s high school friends have offered their condolences to her, which she greatly appreciates.
Perry said the night Martino was killed was actually one of his last nights in Nevada. He was going to return to North Carolina, where he was stationed. He was planning on returning to his hometown of DuBois this weekend.