Marine from Omaha one of 13 U.S. Servicemen Killed By Bomb in Kabul
By Jack Williams , Managing Editor and Reporter Nebraska Public Media News
Aug. 27, 2021, 6:31 p.m. ·
A U.S. Marine from Omaha who was helping protect the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan was one of 13 members of the military killed in Thursday’s suicide bombing. Cpl. Daegan William-Tyeler Page, 23, was raised in the Omaha area and attended Millard South High School. He was part of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment based at Camp Pendleton near San Diego, California.
Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement on Cpl. Page’s death, saying “Our hearts are breaking right now for the military families who lost loved ones in the terrorist attack in Kabul yesterday. Nebraska will long remember Corporal Page’s heroic service to his country, and we mourn his passing.”
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, in a statement, said “God bless Corporal Page. He saved lives and served his country honorably.”
Page was killed when a suicide bomber detonated explosives near a gate to the Kabul Airport where planes are evacuating Americans and others from the country before the August 31st deadline for U.S. forces to leave Afghanistan.