Omaha Native Among Those Killed in Afghanistan

Honoring A Fallen Hero

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The flag-draped caskets carrying the remains of 13 American service members killed in Afghanistan last week returned Sunday to the United States.

An Omaha native is one of those killed in that attack at the airport in Kabul. Marine Corps Corporal Daegan William-Tyeler Page was one of 13 U.S. service members and at least 90 Afghans who died in Thursday's terrorist attack.

The 23-year-old Page attended Millard South High School, and he joined the Marines in 2019.

He was a member of the 2nd Battalion Marine Regiment based out of Camp Pendleton, California.

Page grew up in Red Oak, Iowa, and the Omaha area. A longtime Boy Scout, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps after he graduated from high school. “He enjoyed playing hockey for Omaha Westside in the Omaha Hockey Club and was a diehard Chicago Blackhawks fan. He loved hunting and spending time outdoors with his dad, as well as being out on the water. He was also an animal lover with a soft spot in his heart for dogs,” the family said.

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