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Marine Lance Cpl. Ralph J. Fabbri
Died September 28, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
20, of Gallitzin, Pa.; assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Sept. 28 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Central Pennsylvania park named for Marine killed overseas
The Associated Press
GALLITZIN, Pa. — A Marine killed in Afghanistan last year has been honored by hometown officials who renamed a park after him.
Portage Street Park in Gallitzin was renamed Fabbri Park on Wednesday, the one-year anniversary of Lance Cpl. Ralph Fabbri's death. Fabbri was a combat photographer stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif., when he was killed in combat.
The park now has a new sign featuring Fabbri's name, a picture of an American flag, the Marine Corps logo and a picture of Fabbri holding his camera.
Gallitzin is about 65 miles east of Pittsburgh. Fabbri was a 2008 graduate of nearby Penn Cambria High School.
Fabbri's father says he was "proud of him being a Marine."