OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The household of a 23-year-old Marine from Omaha mentioned Friday he was amongst 13 U.S. service members killed in the suicide bombing assault on the Kabul airport in Afghanistan.
Corporal Daegan William-Tyeler Page served in the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment primarily based at Camp Pendleton, California.
The household mentioned Page was raised in Red Oak, Iowa, and the Omaha metro space and joined the Marines after graduating from Millard South High School.
He is mourned by his girlfriend, mother and father, stepmom and stepdad, 4 siblings and grandparents, the household mentioned in an announcement launched via a household buddy. The assertion mentioned the household didn’t want to converse to the media presently.
They mentioned Page at all times regarded ahead to visiting his pals in Nebraska and deliberate to dwelling and go to a commerce college, probably to change into a lineman, after his enlistment ended.
“Daegan will at all times be remembered for his powerful outer shell and large coronary heart,” the assertion mentioned. ”Our hearts are damaged, however we’re grateful for the family and friends who’re surrounding us throughout this time. Our ideas and prayers are additionally with the opposite Marine and Navy households whose family members died alongside Daegan.”
U.S. Rep. Don Bacon, a Republican from Nebraska, mentioned in an announcement that he was “heartbroken” to be taught of Page’s demise.
“No phrases can categorical the devastation, frustration, and sorrow his household is experiencing proper now,” Bacon mentioned. “I pray for the therapeutic and luxury of his household and pals throughout this troublesome time. Corporal Page is an American hero who gave the final full measure of devotion. He served his nation honorably, and his service won’t ever be in useless.”
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