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Kareem Nikoui, Marine killed in Kabul airport bombing, honored in memorial

A US Marine killed within the suicide bombings at Kabul airport in the course of the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan was memorialized again house on Saturday.

The coffin of Lance Corporal Kareem Grant Nikoui, one in every of 13 American service members killed in the course of the blast, was specified by Riverside, Ca. for household and people who wished to honor his service.

Lots of 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 People and Afghans from Kabul on Aug. 26, amid the speedy 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 Marine Cpl. Hunter Lopez — was additionally from Riverside.

Nikoui was one of 13 US service members who were killed during a suicide bombing at Afghanistan's Kabul airport last month.
Nikoui was one in every of 13 US service members who had been killed throughout a suicide bombing at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport final month.
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Shana Chappell, the mother of Kareem Nikoui, embraced heartbroken family and friends during the memorial ceremony.
Shana Chappell, the mom of Kareem Nikoui, embraced heartbroken household and associates in the course of the memorial ceremony.
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Marines salute the coffin of Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui following the ceremony on Sept. 18, 2021.
Marines salute the coffin of Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui following the ceremony on Sept. 18, 2021.
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Fellow service members and heartbroken family and friends waited in line for the chance to honor Nikoui’s life, inserting their palms on the flag-draped coffin.

Nikoui’s sister, Shyler Chappell, spoke on the service on Saturday, saying she realized that in her brother’s closing moments he went again inside the Kabul airport to attempt to save three households, in accordance with 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, hundreds of individuals lined the streets of Norco as Nikoui’s coffin was taken from Ontario Worldwide Airport to Crestlawn Mortuary in Riverside, in accordance with native experiences.

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