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Memorial service for fallen Marine Sgt. Nicole Gee | Need to Know

People are being asked to line sidewalks in support of the fallen Marine who was killed in the attack at Kabul airport.

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — A planned memorial service will allow people to honor the memory of a fallen Marine from Roseville.

Sgt. Nicole Gee was one of the 13 servicemembers killed in the attack at Kabul airport. The 13 troops were killed Aug. 26 as they were helping to screen Afghans and others at the Abbey Gate of the Kabul airport. At least 169 Afghans were also killed in the bombing, as they struggled to get into the airport and on flights out of the country.  

The service is open to the public, however, the venue might not be able to accommodate everyone.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the memorial service.

Who is Nicole Gee?

Gee, 23, of Roseville, California, was a maintenance technician with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

Landon Workman, a close friend of Gee's, told ABC10 that the world lost "one of the most beautiful souls to ever exist" after the attack in Kabul.

"She was the most loving and caring individual I’ve ever met, she was the 'mom' of any group she was a part of and had a knack for brightening anyone’s day. She is loved by every group she has ever encountered, it would be hard to find a negative thing to say about her," Workman said. "Sergeant Nicole Gee was a Marines Marine in every sense of the saying. Not only the Marine Corps but the world lost one of the most beautiful souls to ever exist.”

A week before the attack, her Instagram showed a baby being held with "I love my job" in the caption.

Credit: AP/Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/USMC
In this Aug. 20, 2021, image provided by the U.S. Marine Corps, Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), including Sgt. Nicole Gee calms an infant during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Officials said Aug. 28, that Gee of Sacramento, Calif., was one of the Marines killed in Thursday's bombing at the airport. (Sgt. Isaiah Campbell/U.S. Marine Corps via AP)

When and where is the memorial and procession?

The memorial service will take place at Bayside Church Adventure Campus, which is located at 6401 Stanford Ranch Road in Roseville on Sept. 18 at 11 a.m.

A procession was held Sept. 16. It saw her body escorted from Sacramento International Airport to the Mt. Vernon Memorial Park and Mortuary in Fair Oaks. 

People were encouraged to line the sidewalks in support. The Citrus Heights Police Department also called on people to gather on the south end of Greenback Lane at the Sunrise Mall parking lot to show support as the procession passed.

"Lining up the streets and everything else just to show her sacrifice and her family’s sacrifice isn’t in vein," said Steven Hill, of Stockton. "We all appreciate everything. We appreciate our military, the sacrifices they make and that their families make."

John Hodge, of Rocklin, was also one of the many people who lined the sidewalks to show support.

"We want to show that we are supporting the family through this tragedy," he said.

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