Marine Corporal Daegan Page of Omaha, among the 13 U-s service members killed in last month’s suicide bombing at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan, was remembered Friday morning as a hero who died trying to save others.
Funeral services for the 23-year old Page were held at St Paul’s Lutheran Church with an audience of family and close friends. The church had also hosted a public viewing last evening.
At the funeral, the Rev. Suzanne Howe said Jesus stood in the breach between good and evil with Page dying as he “stood in that breach for as many of his fellow human beings as he could.”
A burial with full military honors followed at the Omaha National Cemetery with the streets along the route lined by individuals and flags in honor of Page, who enlisted after graduating from Millard South High School in 2017..
He was serving in the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment based at Camp Pendleton, Calif, at the time of his death.