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Procession route set for Nebraska man killed in Afghanistan

September 9, 2021 GMT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police have announced the procession route through Omaha for the body of a Marine who died in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan.

The body of 23-year-old Cpl. Daegan Page will be transported starting at 1:30 p.m. Friday from Eppley Airfield in Omaha to Braman Mortuary in southwest Omaha, police said. The procession will begin at Abbott Drive, then south on 10th Street before traveling over I-480 west and I-80 west. The procession will exit I-80 at L Street, head south on 132nd Street and Millard Avenue South before continuing to Millard Avenue and 144th Street south to the funeral home.

Officials have encouraged the public the line the streets of the route to pay their respects to the fallen Marine.

Page was one of 13 U.S. service members killed Aug. 26 in the bombing at the Kabul airport, which also killed at least 169 Afghans.

A memorial service will be held the morning of Sept. 17 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Millard. Page will be buried in Omaha National Cemetery.