Cape family. Daegan Page honored at Lancers hockey game

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – We have news from Cpl. Daegan Page for the first time.

Cpl. Page was killed in late August in a suicide bombing attack outside Kabul airport. Friday night, Cape Town. Page was honored tonight with a sport he loved so much.

“To me he was just an amazing, funny and caring compassionate individual with whom I had the pleasure of having the good fortune to be blessed with for 23 years of my life,” said Cpl. Page’s mother, Wendy Adelson.

Corporal Daegan Page’s mother Wendy says her son loved adventure. Her father Greg says that’s exactly what prompted Daegan to join the Marine Corps.

“He said it was his plan and what he wanted to do. We talked about it. We’ve asked all the normal questions you would ask as a parent about this. Why? What leads there? It was really him who wanted to do better for himself, ”said Greg Page, Cpl. Page’s father.

His family says that growing up Daegen loved sports. Hockey has always been his favorite.

The sport he loved so much showed a little love in return.

Cpl. Page’s family dropped the puck at the start of the Lancers’ game. A moment her mother says brings her excitement for the first time in months.

“They are the people of Daegan. To the right? I think if he’s looking down on us, and I believe he is, he’s probably got that huge goofy smile and there’s probably some crazy stuff coming out of his mouth because first of all I’m stand here with this jersey. I know there are going to be a host of people who are going to love our Daegan, ”Adelson said.

Greg Page says his son’s passion for everything he has done is something we can all take with us.

“I think we can all learn a lesson from him about the way he lived life. I think it’s those things about how you treat other people, how you push yourself, how you just live your life and I think we can all learn a lesson from Daegan about that.

Cpl. Page’s family say the outpouring of support has brought them peace over the past few months.

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Catherine J. Martinez