Marine killed in Kabul suicide bombing honored in memorial at dwelling
The coffin of Lance Cpl. Kareem Grant Nikoui, one in all 13 American service members killed in the course of the blasts, was specified by Riverside, California, for household and people who wished to honor his service.
A whole lot attended the memorial service on the Harvest Christian Fellowship for the 20-year-old Marine who died in the course of the effort to evacuate Individuals and Afghans from Kabul on Aug. 26, amid the fast Taliban takeover of the war-torn nation.
The assault additionally took the lives of 10 different Marines, a U.S. Navy corpsman, a U.S. Military soldier, and over 100 Afghans. One other one of many fallen Marines – 22-year-old Cpl. Hunter Lopez – was additionally from Riverside.
Fellow service members and heartbroken family and friends waited in line for the chance to honor Nikoui’s life, putting their palms on the flag-draped coffin.
Nikoui’s sister, Shyler Chappell, spoke on the service on Saturday, saying she discovered that in her brother’s ultimate moments he went again inside the Kabul airport to attempt to save three households, according to KTLA.
“It didn’t shock me that these had been his final moments, as he had despatched our household group chat movies of him speaking to the youngsters there,” she stated.
On Friday, 1000’s of individuals lined the streets of Norco as Nikoui’s coffin was taken from Ontario Worldwide Airport to Crestlawn Mortuary in Riverside, according to local reports.