Klamath Co. company to transport body of Marine killed in Kabul to Arlington National Cemetery

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore — Emergency Airlift in Klamath Falls will be transporting the body of a U.S. Marine who was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan in August.

U.S. Marine Sergeant Nicole Gee was one of the 13 U.S. troops killed by a suicide bomber during the Kabul airport attack on August 26th. Her family held a memorial service in their hometown of Sacramento, before her body is transported to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Ed Langerveld is the owner of Emergency Airlift. The company has locations in Klamath, Honolulu, Hawaii and Miami.

Langerveld, a Marine Veteran, partnered with “Honoring Our Fallen” organization to transport the body. Langerveld heard about the difficulties the families faced in transporting her to Virginia, and wanted to assist them free of charge.

“As you can imagine, it’s quite expensive to [transport] so we felt compelled to step up and make that happen for them,” Langerveld told NBC5 Friday. “I can understand the grief that the family is going through. We have the lift capability, base, stretcher, and everything to do this kind of mission.”

Langerveld placed the name of Sergeant Gee below the United States Marine Corps decal on the jet that will transport her. It plans to fly out to Washington D.C. Monday morning.

Anthony Carter is a reporter for NBC5 News. He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2019. Anthony started his career as a print journalist, covering New York sports and the NBA Draft. He then started his own sports podcast and website covering the Arena Football League. Anthony moved to the Rogue Valley in 2019 as a news producer before joining the NBC5 News family. Anthony likes to workout at the gym, play basketball, and root for his Atlanta Hawks and New York Jets. Want to connect with Anthony? send him an email: [email protected]
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