A young Omaha Marine, who died in the final days of the War in Afghanistan one year ago, is being honored in the most courageous words by the Commander in Chief.

23-year-old Cpl. Daegan Page, and 12 other members of the military were killed during a suicide bombing at the Afghan airport.

Now, on the anniversary of the country’s longest war, President Joe Biden is remembering Page and those who died side by side with him as “heroes” to a country that “can never repay such incredible sacrifice.”

As the Millard South graduate’s body was returned to Omaha last September countless folks, some who knew him— many who didn’t—paid their final respects.

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Page posthumously received the Congressional Gold Medal last year.

He joined the Marines in 2017 and is buried at Omaha National Cemetery, where his ultimate sacrifice will be long remembered.