(Sarpy County, NE) -- The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners plan to dedicate a street in honor of fallen Marine Corporal Daegan Page.
Page was among 13 U.S. service members killed in an August 2021 attack in Afghanistan. “We owe our deepest respects to those who serve our country, and Cpl. Page paid the ultimate price,” said County Board Chairman Don Kelly. “Because of his sacrifice, and his family’s ties to Sarpy County, we wanted to honor Cpl. Page and his family in a permanent way to help preserve his memory.”
A portion of Gertrude Street from 157th and Emiline Streets to South 162nd Avenue and Harrison Streets will carry a “Cpl. Daegan Page Street” honorary designation. In addition to Cpl. Page’s family ties to Sarpy County, his final resting place is at the Omaha National Cemetery in Sarpy County. Page was born in Omaha and graduated from Millard South High school. He was an avid hockey player and was a member of the state championship Westside Warrior team. He joined the Marines in 2017 and attended boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego in 2018. During his service, he deployed several times, serving in Japan, South Korea, Australia, Jordan and Afghanistan.
The Board of Commissioners will formally vote on a resolution to designate the road in Cpl. Page’s honor at the board’s regular meeting Tuesday afternoon. County leaders say the street sign unveiling will take place later this spring.