Obama Recognizes Marine Killed in Iraq During Cuba Visit

Speaking in Havana, Obama started by recognizing the fallen Marine.

"And I just wanted to give my thoughts and prayers to the family there and those who have been injured," the president continued. "It's a reminder that even as we embark on this historic visit, there are U.S. armed service members who are sacrificing each and every day on behalf of our freedom and our safety, so I'm grateful to them."

Cardin is only the second American service member to be killed in combat in Iraq since the U.S. military returned to the country in late 2015.