Funeral held for Marine from NJ killed in Afghanistan

HO-HO-KUS - Hundreds of mourners gathered today for the funeral of a Marine from New Jersey who was killed in combat in Afghanistan.

Services were held this morning Staff Sgt. Joseph D'Augustine at St. Luke's Church in Ho-Ho-Kus.

Residents in Waldwick lined streets yesterday as police escorted the hearse carrying his body through his hometown.

The 29-year-old died March 27 in the Helmand province, nearly two weeks before he was due to come home for his sister's wedding. D'Augustine graduated from Waldwick High School in 2001, where he wrestled and played football.

D'Augustine was assigned to an explosive ordnance disposal unit.

Marine from NJ killed in Afghanistan Waldwick prepares to pay tribute to fallen Marine Body of fallen Marine from NJ arrives home

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