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Marine Funeral to Be Held at St. Agnes

Saturday's funeral for Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr. will close Quealy Place.

Saturday's funeral for Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr., the Oceanside native who was killed in Afghanistan last week, is expected to create a lot of traffic in the Rockville Centre area.

The funeral is being held at St. Agnes Cathedral at 2 p.m.

According to Newsday [paid link]:

Quealy Place, in front of the cathedral, will be closed from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Rockville Centre police said, and heavy traffic is expected.

AP reported that the 21-year-old Buckley, along with two other U.S. Marines, was shot and killed by an Afghan police officer after the shooter had shared a meal with them before dawn last Friday

"He was in the gymnasium with all his friends, about seven of them, and an Afghani, someone that he was training, came from in the shadow, opened the door and just took an AK-47 and started shooting at random," Buckley's brother Shane told NBC New York. "He hit my brother, his friend Richard, and his other friend, and they all passed away. Four of them got away."

Cristie Vicino August 18, 2012 at 05:32 PM
God be with you and your family! Thank you for serving our country!! Fallen but NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!we love you Pat and Cristina, Greentown, PA
Carol Bruno August 19, 2012 at 01:04 PM
My heart is breaking for the Buckley family -- what a fine handsome young man -- so good -- taken by pure evil. I wish this never happened to him or anyone else EVER. My blessing of love to them as they try to heal. XO
That RVC guy August 20, 2012 at 10:41 AM
Nice job by RVC citizens in showing support at St. Agnes for the service and nice job by RVC PD in handling the logistics. RIP Lance CPL. Buckley and thank you for your service.

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