ORANGE — Local Marines gave a Hawaiian couple personalized identity tags for their critically ill 2-year-old son who awaits a heart transplant.
Seven Marines from a Tustin-based helicopter squadron donned their formal uniforms Friday and gave the tags and a stuffed animal to Jason and Darlene Pacheco.
The ceremony took place at Children's Hospital of Orange County, where the couple's son, Jason Jennette, is hooked up to life-support equipment until a donor can be found.
"We just wanted him to know that we think he is a fighter, just like a Marine," said Cpl. David London, a member of Helicopter Squadron MAG16S4.