Father of fallen Marine pleading for troop removal

By Cam Tran
Published On: Aug 14 2012 08:22:16 AM HST
Updated On: Aug 14 2012 08:56:36 AM HST

Three Marines were training Afghan police and troops when they were killed.

HONOLULU -

The first thing Cpl. Gregory Buckley's father said his son wanted to do when he returned to the U.S.  was to have a beer with his father.

"He wanted to go out with his dad and have a legal beer with me," said Gregory J. Buckley. "For the first time of his life because he just turned 21 years old."

However, that will never happen. The 21 year old was among three Hawaii-based Marines killed in Afghanistan on August 10th.

"I took my son off a plane today at 2:30 at Dover in a box," Buckley said.  "I don't believe any father should go through that."

Now Buckley is pleading for all troops to be pulled out of Afghanistan.

"It's enough already, young American boys are dying, for what?" said Buckley.

The families of the fallen Marines went to Dover Air Force Base Monday to recover the bodies of their loved ones. Alicia Dickinson, the wife of Staff Sgt. Scott Dickinson says the last few days have been extremely difficult.

"It's hard to start wonder what life is gonna be because now life isn't what's going to be what I thought it was going to be." said Dickinson. "I feel lost and I don't know what I am going to do."

The military says the deaths are still under investigation and the three marines are being recommended for a Purple Heart medals.

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