Local Marine, Killed In Iraq

Friends and family of a Tri-State marine killed in Iraq say he made the world a better place.

Taylor Prazynski is being remembered as a man who died doing what he believed in. His family says he had two major goals. The first to become a marine; And the second to come  home to teach disabled kids, something he did as a student at Fairfield High.

Prazynski attended Fairfield Senior High School and graduated in 2003. He was a member of the track and football teams. He joined the Marines just after finishing high school.

Prazynski's family says he was loved and will be missed terribly.

Corporal Prazynski, 20, died in Iraq on Monday. He died at a hospital in Fallujah where he was taken for shrapnel wounds.

Memorial services for Corporal Taylor Prazynski are not finalized at this time