Thousands line streets across US to honour fallen Marines as remains return home

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three . the remains of Marine One of the 13 US service members killed in the Kabul airport attack by ISIS-K last month has been sent back to their home states of Texas, Nebraska and Wyoming.

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At least 169 Afghans were also killed in the attack on 26 August.

Thousands lined the streets of Omaha, Nebraska to pay their respects as the remains of 23-year-old Corporal Degan Page were paraded downtown, Omaha World-Herald informed of.


Residents of Omaha honored the Marines as the vehicle traveled from Epley Airfield to Breman Mortuary after arriving from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, where President Joe Biden participated in the honorable transfer of the remains of 13 service members.

The newspaper reported that the remnants of the CPL page landed at Apple Airfield at around 1.20 pm on Friday.

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“Omaha, you never looked better,” said the family Statement. “It was an amazing honor to bring Deegan into the open arms of his hometown today.”

“I wish we could stop and thank everyone who took their day out to pay their respects,” he said. “We saw you all.”

The plane carrying the remains of 20-year-old Lance Corporal David Lee Espinoza landed in Laredo, Texas at 2.32 p.m. Friday. Laredo Morning Times informed of.

He was received by his family along with Bishop James Tomayo of the Roman Catholic Diocese, who marked the holy moment with prayers.

Constantina Cantu saw the motorcycle passing by.

“Like this young man’s mother, I am also a mother, and it is very sad to see that,” she said. paper. “We see these youths leave their homes because they want to serve, and unfortunately some people lose their lives during these deployments.”

“I even brought my child to watch and see how a true hero — because he really was a hero — comes back home,” she said.

“This afternoon is worth remembering,” said Laredo resident Priscilla Pantoza. paper. “Men and women, boys and girls of all ages filled the sidewalks in a sea of ​​American flags. You could feel the outpouring of love from the entire community as we eagerly await the arrival of our local American hero. It was a very emotional moment to see the procession going. Our hearts are filled with only pride and gratitude towards this young man.

“The feeling was very real, but the feelings of everyone around you could be felt so strongly,” said Scott Roberts, the father of a former Marine. “I had some time to think about what Mom must be feeling at this point, and it reminded me of how my wife and I felt during each of our son’s deployments with the U.S. Marine Corps. “

Thousands also lined the streets of Jackson, Wyoming, to honor 20-year-old Lance Corporal Riley McCallum. wyo file. Police estimate that between 7,000 and 10,000 people came out.

Lance CPL McCullum was a resident of Bondurant, western Wyoming. He was met by his family and elected officials at Jackson Hole Airport, Jackson Hole News & Guide informed of.

The aircraft carrying Lance Corporal landed at 4.07 pm on Friday.

Graduating high school in 2019, he was about to become a father and was recently married when he was murdered in Afghanistan.


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