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Marine Cpl. Christopher G. Singer
Died January 21, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
23, of Temecula, Calif., assigned to 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died Jan. 21 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.
Hundreds gather to salute fallen Marine
The Associated Press
LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Hundreds have gathered to salute a funeral procession for a California-based Marine who was killed in combat in Afghanistan.
The Orange County Register reports the 200-vehicle procession for Cpl. Christopher G. Singer traveled from Los Alamitos to Laguna Hills, with mourners waving flags from freeway overpasses along the route in salute.
The 23-year-old was killed in combat in the Helmand Province on Jan. 21. Based out of Twentynine Palms, Singer was assigned to the 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion under the 1st Marine Division.
As the procession drove away from Twentynine Palms along Katella Avenue, schoolchildren, community members and shop owners lined the street to wave flags.
The procession traveled for 30 minutes along Interstate 605 and Interstate 405.
Singer’s father, Greg, says he’s overwhelmed by the outpouring.