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Marine Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley

Died August 10, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

21, of Oceanside, N.Y.; assigned to Headquarters Company, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii; while deployed, he was attached to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died Aug. 10 in Garmsir, Afghanistan, after being shot by an Afghan civilian. Also killed were Marine Staff Sgt. Scott E. Dickinson, 29, of San Diego and Marine Cpl. Richard A. Rivera Jr., 20 of Ventura, Calif.

Funeral for Marine killed in Afghanistan draws crowd

The Associated Press

OCEANSIDE, N.Y. — More than 1,000 people attended a funeral on Long Island for Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr., who was barely 21 when he was killed in an attack by a policeman in Afghanistan.

His father, Greg Buckley Sr., choked back tears as he spoke at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, saying he could never be prouder of anyone in his life.

After the funeral, Newsday reported, Buckley's body was accompanied by a procession of motorcyclists to the Long Island National Cemetery.

The Afghan police officer shot and killed Buckley and two other Marines after sharing a meal with them.

It was one of a recent rash of attacks in which Afghan security forces, or attackers wearing their uniforms, turned their guns on the coalition troops.

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