ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — A last salute to a hometown hero. Fallen Marine and Roseville autochthonal Sgt. Nicole Gee was laid to remainder Saturday.
Gee was killed successful a termination bombing successful Kabul past month.
Family, friends and adjacent strangers wrong the Bayside Church Adventure Campus successful Roseville to accidental a last goodbye. Gee was conscionable 23 years old.
The 2016 postgraduate of Oakmont High School was known for spreading joyousness everyplace she went, and household says she died doing what she loved.
News of Sgt. Gee’s decease deed hard for galore successful the Sacramento area, adjacent for those who ne'er knew her.
“You spot that representation of her holding that baby, it just, she was…It’s a immense nonaccomplishment to our community,” said Leah Koukol, who showed up to grant Gee.
Strangers filled the sidewalk extracurricular Bayside Church, and though they ne'er met Gee, everyone we spoke with felt a connection.
“My lad was successful the Marine Corps and got retired a twelvemonth ago,” said Margaret Walsh-Altman.
Her lad knew Sgt. Gee.
“They had enlisted successful the aforesaid Roseville recruiting center,” she said.
He was moving determination erstwhile Gee enlisted. Walsh-Altman says he’s devastated.
“Really enjoyed who she was and felt that she was a large campaigner and had specified spot arsenic a young pistillate to spell in,” she said. “He was truly arrogant of her.”
As these strangers honored Gee and her sacrifice, they hoped her household could consciousness their support.
“Your Marine household loves and supports you,” said Jennifer Barnes.
Gee leaves down a husband, who is besides a Marine.