Photos: Firefighters honor Marine killed in Afghanistan

Firefighters along the way paid their respects to Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, who was a 15-year veteran of the FDNY


By Associated Press

DOVER, Del. — Firefighters in three states are honoring a U.S. Marine and firefighter who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

A police-escorted funeral procession carrying the remains of Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman left Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Monday. It travelled through New Jersey and into New York City to a funeral home in the Bronx.

A procession escorting the body of Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman arrives to a funeral home in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, April 22, 2019. Firefighters in three states are honoring the U.S. Marine and New York City firefighter who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A procession escorting the body of Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman arrives to a funeral home in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, April 22, 2019. Firefighters in three states are honoring the U.S. Marine and New York City firefighter who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Shannon Slutman, wife of Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, watches as a casket containing her husband's body is moved into a funeral home in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, April 22, 2019. Firefighters in three states are honoring the U.S. Marine and New York City firefighter who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Shannon Slutman, wife of Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, watches as a casket containing her husband's body is moved into a funeral home in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, April 22, 2019. Firefighters in three states are honoring the U.S. Marine and New York City firefighter who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Firefighters along the way paid their respects to Slutman, who was a 15-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department.

The 43-year old and two other members of a Massachusetts-based Marine Reserve unit were killed on April 8.

Slutman is survived by a wife and three daughters.

Service personnel prepare for the arrival of the body of Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman in front of a funeral home in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, April 22, 2019. Firefighters in three states are honoring the U.S. Marine and New York City firefighter who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Service personnel prepare for the arrival of the body of Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman in front of a funeral home in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, April 22, 2019. Firefighters in three states are honoring the U.S. Marine and New York City firefighter who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

 

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