Family of fallen Marine Cpl. Page posts statement

OMAHA, Neb. -- On Friday, Nebraskans were informed that a 23-year-old Marine from Omaha had been one of the 13 Americans that died during a suicide bombing in Afghanistan. 

Corporal Daegan William-Tyeler Page was in the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment based at Camp Pendleton, California.

Over the weekend, Page's family said they received an outpouring of support. The family has a Facebook page for their son - Cpl. Daegan Page - Never Forgotten.

On Monday, the family posted a thank you to all of those who have surrounded them in love - hugs, food, flowers. They said some people planted flags in the family's yard, in addition to putting them in their own yards and driving around with flags in golf carts. 

The family shared on Facebook that they currently do not know when Page's body will be coming back to Nebraska. They say that it could be a week or longer. 

In the meantime, they say that people can send messages, post photos/videos of their own personal tributes to the public Facebook page.

The family says they would love to read and see all of the tributes for Page. 

The family has acknowledged that there are people who want to offer monetary donations. They are working on a way for people to contribute.

They say they intend to take the donations and donate them in "Daegan's name to the many nonprofit/charitable organizations that support veterans, Gold Star families, wounded warriors, and other causes that were close to Daegan's heart."

They will update the Facebook page made for Daegan with details. 

Just a couple hours after the most recent post, it had been announced that the U.S. had finished their final flight out of the Kabul airport. 

 

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