Firefighters in 3 states honor Marine killed in Afghanistan

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A procession escorting the body of Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman arrives to a funeral home in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, April 22, 2019. Firefighters in three states are honoring the U.S. Marine and New York City firefighter who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (WHTM) – Firefighters in three states honored a U.S. Marine and firefighter who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, 43, was killed April 8 in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan. Slutman is a 15-year veteran of the New York Fire Department. His parents live in York County.

A police-escorted funeral procession on Monday carried Slutman’s remains from Dover Air Force Base to New York City. Firefighters in Delaware, New Jersey, and New York lined Interstate 95 and other roads as the motorcade passed by.

Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines, 31, of York, and Cpl. Robert A. Hendriks, 25, of Locust Valley, New York, were also killed in the attack. Slutman and Hines were assigned to Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve in Harrisburg.

Slutman is survived by a wife and three daughters.

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