“Death Before Dishonor.” Those three words were tattooed on the chest of Cpl. Daegan William-Tyeler Page, one of 13 US service members killed in the Abbey Gate suicide bombing outside the Kabul airport in Afghanistan.
According to many of his friends and colleagues, Page truly lived by those three words tattooed on his chest.
“Daegan was the guy in the company that always had a smile on his face, even during the worst times,” said Cpl. Wyatt Johnson, who served with Page from 2018 to 2020 in 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, at Camp Pendleton. “Everyone knew Page, and Page knew everyone … He will be missed by everyone he knew: a good Marine and a better friend.”
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Page is survived by his parents, Greg Page of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, and Wendy Adelson of Omaha; two stepparents; four siblings; and his girlfriend, Jessica Ellison.
The 13 American service members killed in the Aug. 26 bombing were:
Lance Cpl. David Lee Espinoza, USMC | Laredo, TX
Sgt. Nicole Gee, USMC | Roseville, CA
Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover, USMC | Salt Lake City, UT
Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss, US Army | Knoxville, TN
Cpl. Hunter Lopez, USMC | Indio, CA
Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, USMC | Bondurant, WY
Cpl. Dylan Merola, USMC | Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, USMC | Norco, CA
Cpl. Daegan William-Tyeler Page, USMC | Omaha, NE
Sgt. Johanny Rosario, USMC | Lawrence, MA
Cpl. Humberto Sanchez, USMC | Logansport, IN
Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz, USMC | Wentzville, MO
Navy Corpsman Maxton Soviak, US Navy | Berlin Heights, OH