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Rancho Cucamonga Marine buried after bombing in Afghanistan

Lance Cpl. Dylan Merola of Rancho Cucamonga was buried Sunday at Forest Lawn Covina Hills.

Merola, who was killed in a bombing in Afghanistan last month, is the third and final Marine from Southern California to be buried.

Past memories were held for Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui and Cpl. Hunter Lopez, who was also killed in the blast at Kabul airport.

Former Marines and civilians thanked Merola, 20, and his family for his sacrifice.

John Pycior, a former Marine, said the loss of these Marines is “very heavy,” and “it shook many of us.”

“Never forget them. We will always honor them, and … God bless their family, ”Pycior said.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified the day of the funeral.


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