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The coffin carrying the body of fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. arrives at Vanella's Funeral Chapel in Oceanside. (Aug. 16, 2012)

U.S. Marine killed in Afghanistan

Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. of Oceanside was killed on Aug. 10, 2012, in Gamsir, Afghanistan. The 21-year-old and two other Marines were fatally shot while working out at a gym. At his funeral back on Long Island, more than 1,000 mourners packed the service. A year later, the Oceanside street where he once lived was renamed in his honor.

Shane Buckley embraces his mother, Marina, after a
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Shane Buckley embraces his mother, Marina, after a street sign bearing his slain brother Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley Jr.'s name is unveiled in Oceanside. (Aug. 10, 2013)

Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley Jr.'s brother Shane
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Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley Jr.'s brother Shane comforts their mother, Marina, at the unveiling of an Oceanside street sign bearing the slain Marine's name. Behind them, Buckley's brother Justin and father, Greg Sr. (Aug. 10, 2013)

Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley Jr.'s mother, Marina,
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Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley Jr.'s mother, Marina, is comforted by her son Shane at the unveiling of an Oceanside street sign bearing the slain Marine's name. They're joined by, from left: the Marine's father, Greg Jr.; Hempead Town Supervisor Kate Murray; and the Marine's other brother, Justin. (Aug. 10, 2013)

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Greg Buckley holds a portrait of his son, Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr., who was shot and killed Aug. 10, along with two other Marines, by a teenager who served as an aide to a local Afghan police commander. (Aug. 24, 2012)

Greg and Marina Buckley hold folded flags while
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Greg and Marina Buckley hold folded flags while at the final resting place for their son U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. at the Long Island National Cemetery in Pinelawn.

Greg and Marina Buckley and their two sons
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Greg and Marina Buckley and their two sons view the headstone for their son U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. at the Long Island National Cemetery in Pinelawn.

Greg Buckley Sr. after the funeral of his
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Greg Buckley Sr. after the funeral of his oldest son Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr., 21, who was shot and killed Aug. 10 by a teenager who served as an aide to a local Afghan police commander. Buckley was buried August 18.

Mourners gather at St. Agnes Cathedral for the
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Mourners gather at St. Agnes Cathedral for the funeral of fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. (Aug. 18, 2012)

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The flag-draped coffin of fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. is carried from St. Agnes Cathedral after the funeral Mass. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Greg Buckley Sr. after the funeral Mass of
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Greg Buckley Sr. after the funeral Mass of his oldest son fallen U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley's mother, Marina, sobs
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Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley's mother, Marina, sobs near his coffin at the Long Island National Cemetery in Pinelawn as his father, Greg Buckley Sr., stands with one of Buckley's brothers. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Marina Buckley and a son leave the Long
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Marina Buckley and a son leave the Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn, after Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. was laid to rest. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley’s family gathers by
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Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley’s family gathers by his grave at Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn. “Taps” was played before the fallen Marine was laid to rest. (Aug. 18, 2012)

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A very emotional Greg Buckley Sr. bows by
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A very emotional Greg Buckley Sr. bows by his son's coffin at the Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Greg Buckley Sr. and Marina Buckley, parents of
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Greg Buckley Sr. and Marina Buckley, parents of Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr., receive the flag during a memorial service at the Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn. (Aug. 18, 2012)

The parents of Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley
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The parents of Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. attend a memorial at the Long Island National Cemetery, Pinelawn. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Marina Buckley is consoled outside St. Agnes Cathedral
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Marina Buckley is consoled outside St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre after the funeral for her son Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. of Oceanside. The Marine was killed Aug. 10 while serving in Afghanistan. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr.'s father Greg Buckley
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Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr.'s father Greg Buckley Sr., his mother Marina, and his two brothers leave St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre after a funeral Mass for the Marine from Oceanside who was killed in Afghanistan. (Aug. 18, 2012)

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The coffin of fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Greg
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The coffin of fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. of Oceanside leaves St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre. (Aug. 18, 2012)

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A hearse passes under an American flag after the funeral Mass for Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre. The Oceanside native was killed Aug. 10 in Afghanistan. (Aug 18, 2012)

Greg Buckley Sr. is consoled as the coffin
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Greg Buckley Sr. is consoled as the coffin bearing his son, Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. of Oceanside, is carried out of St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre after a funeral Mass. The younger Buckley was killed Aug. 10 while serving in Afghanistan. (Aug 18, 2012.)

Greg Buckley Sr. is consoled as Marines carry
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Greg Buckley Sr. is consoled as Marines carry the coffin bearing his son, Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. of Oceanside, out of St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre after a funeral Mass. The younger Buckley was killed Aug. 10 while serving in Afghanistan. (Aug 18, 2012.)

The coffin of fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Greg
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The coffin of fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. is brought into St. Agnes Cathedral by his fellow Marines. (Aug. 18, 2012)

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Outside St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, Marines
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Outside St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, Marines bear the coffin of Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr., 21, was just days from making a trip to Hawaii and a surprise home visit when he was fatally shot Aug. 10 by a teenager who served as an aide to a local Afghan police commander. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Fellow Marines carry and salute the coffin of
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Fellow Marines carry and salute the coffin of Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr., outside St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre. Buckley, 21, was just days from making a trip to Hawaii and a surprise home visit when he was fatally shot by a teenager who served as an aide to a local Afghan police commander. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Marines carry the coffin of Marine Lance Cpl.
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Marines carry the coffin of Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. into St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre. Buckley, 21, an Oceanside native, was just days from making a trip to Hawaii and a surprise home visit when he was fatally shot. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Marines carry the coffin of Marine Lance Cpl.
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Marines carry the coffin of Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr., the Oceanside native who was killed Aug. 10 Afghanistan by a 15-year-old personal assistant to an Afghan area police commander. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Family members look on as Marines carry the
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Family members look on as Marines carry the coffin of Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. into St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre. Two months after graduating from Oceanside High School in 2009, Greg Buckley Jr. left for his Marine base command in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. He would later say he enlisted to make his family proud. (Aug. 18, 2012)

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The hearse bearing the coffin of Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. arrives at at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre. Buckley, who was killed August 10, was sent to a Marine outpost in Garmsir, Helmand province. He served in an embedded unit that advised and mentored Afghan police forces. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Outside St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, Marines
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Outside St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, Marines bear the coffin of Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr., the Oceanside native killed Friday in Afghanistan by a teenager who served as an aide to a local Afghan police commander. (Aug 18, 2012)

Mourners support one another outside St. Agnes Cathedral
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Mourners support one another outside St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre as they watch Marines carry the coffin of Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr., into the church for a funeral Mass. (Aug 18, 2012)

Greg and Marina Buckley and their two sons
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Greg and Marina Buckley and their two sons arrive at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre for the funeral of their eldest son, Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. Buckley, 21, an Oceanside native, was just days from making a trip to Hawaii and a surprise home visit when he was fatally shot by a teenager who served as an aide to a local Afghan police commander. (Aug. 18, 2012)

The coffin carrying the body of fallen Marine
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The coffin carrying the body of fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. arrives at Vanella's Funeral Chapel in Oceanside. (Aug. 16, 2012)

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Greg Buckley Sr. salutes the hearse carrying the
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Greg Buckley Sr. salutes the hearse carrying the body of his son, fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr., outside the Vanella's Funeral Chapel in Oceanside. (Aug. 16, 2012)

Greg Buckley Sr. walks in front of the
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Greg Buckley Sr. walks in front of the hearse carrying the body of his son Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. outside the Vanella's Funeral Chapel in Oceanside. (Aug. 16, 2012)

Cpl. Alisha Diggs, a friend of fallen Marine
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Cpl. Alisha Diggs, a friend of fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr., cries as Buckley Jr.'s coffin arrives at the Vanella's Funeral Chapel in Oceanside. (Aug. 16, 2012)

The family of Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley
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The family of Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. gathers outside Vanella's Funeral Chapel. (Aug. 16, 2012)

Family of fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley
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Family of fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. gather outside Vanella's Funeral Chapel in Oceanside. (Aug. 16, 2012)

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Mourners attend the wake of Marine Lance Cpl.
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Mourners attend the wake of Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr., an Oceanside native who was killed in Afghanistan. (Aug. 16, 2012)

Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr., 21, of
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Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr., 21, of Oceanside, was killed in a shooting in Afghanistan. Read his story.

A Buckley family photo included in a memorial
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A Buckley family photo included in a memorial set up in front of the Buckley home in Oceanside for Greg Buckley Jr., a 21 year old Marine who was killed while serving in Afghanistan. (Aug. 12, 2012)

The transfer cases containing the remains of U.S.
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The transfer cases containing the remains of U.S. Staff Sgt. Marine Scott E. Dickinson, U.S. Marine Cpl. Richard Rivera, and U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley are prepaired to be taken off during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del. The three Marines were killed on Aug. 10 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. (Aug. 13, 2012)

The transfer cases containing the remains of U.S.
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The transfer cases containing the remains of U.S. Staff Sgt. Marine Scott E. Dickinson, U.S. Marine Cpl. Richard Rivera, and U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley are prepaired to be off loaded during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base. (Aug. 13, 2012)

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Army Chaplin Col. Wesley Smith, second from left,
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Army Chaplin Col. Wesley Smith, second from left, Air Force Col. John M. Devillier, center, and Marine Corps Col. Christian Cabaniss, right, pray over the the remains of Cpl. Richard A. Rivera Jr., 20, of Oxnard, Calif., left, Staff Sgt. Scott E. Dickinson, 29, of San Diego, Calif., right, and Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley, 21, of Oceanside, not seen, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (Aug. 13, 2012)

The transfer case containing the body of U.S.
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The transfer case containing the body of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base. Lance Cpl. Buckley, who was from Oceanside, was killed on Aug. 10 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. (Aug. 13, 2012)

The transfer case containing the remains of
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The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base. (Aug. 13, 2012)

The transfer case containing the remains of U.S.
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The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base. (Aug. 13, 2012)

A Marine carry team moves a transfer case
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A Marine carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley, 21, of Oceanside, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (Aug. 13, 2012)

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The transfer case containing the remains of U.S.
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The transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley is moved by a U.S. Marine carry team during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base. (Aug. 13, 2012)

A Marine carry team moves a transfer case
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A Marine carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley, 21, of Oceanside, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (Aug. 13, 2012)

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