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Fallen Abington Marine Is Laid To Rest

Erin Vasselian, wife of fallen Marine Sgt. Daniel Vasselian, watches as a Marine Honor Guard removes her husband's casket from a hearse at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Abington Thursday, Jan. 2. The 27-year-old was killed in combat in Afghanistan on Dec, 23, 2013. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Erin Vasselian, wife of fallen Marine Sgt. Daniel Vasselian, watches as a Marine Honor Guard removes her husband’s casket from a hearse at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Abington Thursday, Jan. 2. The 27-year-old was killed in combat in Afghanistan on Dec, 23, 2013. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

ABINGTON, Mass. — More than 1,000 mourners on Thursday attended a funeral for a fallen Marine from Abington.

Sgt. Daniel Vasselian, 27, was killed during combat operations in Afghanistan two days before Christmas.

The 2004 graduate of Abington High School had celebrated his fourth wedding anniversary just four days before his death.

The funeral Mass was held Thursday at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Abington, followed by a burial at Mount Vernon Cemetery.

Abington residents had lined local streets Tuesday in tribute as Vasselian’s body arrived and was escorted through the town.

With reporting by the WBUR Newsroom and The Associated Press

A U.S. Marine Honor Guard carries the casket of fallen Marine Sgt. Daniel Vasselian at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Abington Thursday. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

A U.S. Marine Honor Guard carries the casket of fallen Marine Sgt. Daniel Vasselian at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Abington Thursday. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

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