UPDATED 3:36 PM PT – Friday, September 17, 2021
One of the 13 service members killed in a suicide blast during the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan has been laid to rest. The 23-year-old Marine was laid to rest on Friday, surrounded by family and friends who gathered in Omaha to honor the life of Cpl. Daegan.
The young Marine graduated from high school in 2016 and enlisted the following year. He served the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, based at Camp Pendleton in Southern California.
Today, we remember the life and service of U.S. Marine Cpl. Daegan Page.
Thank you to all who have surrounded his family with support in recent weeks, and to those lining the procession route to honor him both last Friday and today.
Rest in peace, hero. pic.twitter.com/X3P20oC5mZ
— Nebraska State Patrol (@NEStatePatrol) September 17, 2021
Page was one of 13 service members killed in the final days of the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan. The Marine died in a suicide bombing carried out by ISIS-K at the Kabul airport as he was trying to help people escape the Taliban takeover.
A sermon paid tribute to the fallen hero and the others who died while serving the country.
“Because if there’d been a fair fight, Daegan and those Marines would’ve prevailed. But there wasn’t a fair fight,” said the pastor.
Last week, crowds of people lined the procession route along Omaha streets to pay tribute to Page as his motorcade drove past. Page’s family and friends said he’ll be remembered for his fun-loving spirit, tough outer shell and giant heart.
Thank you to all who came out today to support and honor Marine Corporal Daegan Page and his family.
Cpl. Page, your service and sacrifice￼ will never be forgotten! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/z9lg8G90jc
— Omaha Police Dept (@OmahaPolice) September 17, 2021
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