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Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy S. Lasher

Died July 23, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

27, of Oneida, N.Y.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died July 23 in Garmsir, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained while supporting combat operations. Also killed were Sgt. Ryan H. Lane and Cpl. Nicholas G. Xiarhos.

Honors planned for Marine killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

ONEIDA, N.Y. — A motorcade and memorial service are planned for a central New York Marine killed July 23 in Afghanistan.

Lance Cpl. Jeremy Lasher of Oneida died along with two other Marines in the southern province of Helmand, where Marines are spearheading a major offensive against Taliban forces ahead of upcoming elections.

The Department of Defense didn’t release details on how he was mortally wounded.

A flight from Dover, Del., carrying the 27-year-old Marine’s body is expected to arrive at 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffiss International Airport. His remains will be taken by motorcade to a funeral home in his hometown.

The local American Legion Post and fire department are urging people to turn out for the motorcade.

Lasher was married with an infant son.

Hundreds pay tribute at funeral for NY Marine

The Associated Press

WAMPSVILLE, N.Y. — Hundreds of friends and relatives have paid respects to a Marine killed in Afghanistan at his funeral in central New York.

Lance Cpl. Ryan Lasher told mourners at a Wampsville church Saturday that his brother and fellow Marine, Lance Cpl. Jeremy Lasher, “will never be forgotten.”

Jeremy Lasher and another Marine died July 23 in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, where Marines have been spearheading a major offensive against Taliban forces.

The 27-year-old Jeremy Lasher was a married father of an infant son. Lasher was a member of the Verona Volunteer Fire Department, which presented his helmet to his family at the funeral.

Lasher has been honored at a series of remembrances in his hometown of Oneida. Hundreds of people lined its Main Street as a motorcade carried his body Thursday.

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