Midland College Honoring Fallen Midland Marine

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A fallen Midland Marine is being honored by Midland College.

Midland College's flag is being flown at half-staff this week in memory of 21-year-old Josue Ibarra.

College officials say Ibarra was enrolled for two semesters before enlisting in the military.

The Private First Class died Sunday during combat in Afghanistan.

He had been in Afghanistan since April providing artillery fire support.

Ibarra joined the Marine Corps last June.

Ibarra is also a 2009 Midland High School graduate.