A Marine who’s originally from Cedar Falls was badly hurt while serving overseas. Twenty-five-year-old Marine Sergeant Quentin Hamilton was seriously injured last week while on a foot patrol in Afghanistan.

Hamilton’s assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, an infantry battalion stationed at Camp Pendleton, California. Family members say he was sweeping an area with men from his unit last Tuesday, when he tripped a mine. Hamilton is now recovering at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego.

 He was serving his second tour of duty in Afghanistan.

By Jesse Gavin, KCNZ, Cedar Falls