Sunday, August 19, 2012
Marine corporal killed by Afghan cop laid to rest
Saturday I covered the funeral of Marine Lance Corporal Greg Buckley Jr. on Long Island for 1010 WINS.
Buckley and two other Marines were gunned down by an Afghan cop with whom they had just shared a meal. His father was lead from the cathedral - held up by a priest and a Marine. Terribly distraught.
Family friends, politicians and strangers just there to pay their respects all told me that, while being in a combat zone is, obviously, inherently dangerous, the deliberate killings of American troops by presumed allies is hard to comprehend.