Cpl. Daegan Page is laid to rest
The U.S. Marine is buried at Omaha National Cemetery
OMAHA, Neb. (KLKN)– Corporal Daegan Page is buried Friday morning with full military honors at Omaha National Cemetery following his funeral at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Page, 23, was a U.S. Marine and went to Millard South High School.
“Our beloved son, Corporal Daegan William-Tyeler Page, 23, was killed in Afghanistan yesterday. Daegan joined the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from Millard South High School. He loved the brotherhood of the Marines and was proud to serve as a member of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California,” said his family in a statement.
The statement says he was raised in Red Oak, Iowa and played hockey for Omaha Westside in the Omaha Hockey Club. He was also a longtime member of the Boy Scouts.
“Our hearts are broken, but we are thankful for the friends and family who are surrounding us at this time.” After the Marines, Page planned on going to a local trade school and possibly becoming a lineman.
His family says he was a genuinely happy guy. “Daegan always looked forward to coming home and hanging out with family and many buddies from Nebraska.”
The attack at the Kabul airport carried out by a suicide bomber killed 13 U.S. troops and 60 Afghans. It was the deadliest attack incident involving American service members in over a decade.