COVINA HILLS (CBSLA) — A funeral was held Sunday for Lance Cpl. Dylan Merola at Forest Lawn Covina Hills complete with a military flyover.READ MORE: Criminal Complaint Accuses Andrew Cuomo Of Forcible Touching
On Tuesday, Merola’s remains were carried in a procession from Ontario International Airport through the streets of his hometown of Rancho Cucamonga. Thousands of people lined the streets, waving flags, in a show of support for Merola’s family.
The Marine was among 13 U.S. service members killed in a suicide bombing at Kabul Airport in Afghanistan.READ MORE: Newsom, Buttigieg Announce Multi-Billion Loan Agreement To Improve Shipping Infrastructure At Ports Of LA, Long Beach
People who attended Sunday’s service said that everyone could learn from Merloa’s legacy of service.
“Being a former Marine, you know, Corporal, it’s just my honor to be here,” said John Pycior, a retired U.S. Marine. “I don’t know what more to say, you know, with the family definitely because I know they’re going through hardships.”
“I appreciate everything that the service…that he did, that many of the service people do for us. It shows responsibility, community, you know, that togetherness that I think our country needs,” Ana Ramirez said.MORE NEWS: 'Survivor' Contestant Michelle Yi Describes Frightening Santa Monica Assault
Two other Southland Marines also died in the attack.