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Media Release

Fallen U.S. Soldier Honored in Kosrae

November 8, 2010

On November 2, the remains of U.S. Marine Corporal (CPL) Kimo B. Abraham, 24, arrived at Kosrae International Airport on Continental Micronesia Flight 957. CPL Abraham died on October 14 in Cathedral City, California; his death was non-combat related. A U.S. Marines Honor Guard Team received and escorted the remains to the Abraham Residence in Lelu, Kosrae, where they were to be buried.

On Wednesday, a funeral service was held at the family residence. Attendants included FSM National Senator Paliknoa Welly from Kosrae, Kosrae State Governor Robert Weilbacher, and representatives of Kosrae State Legislature. Special remarks were provided by U.S. Embassy Economic/Consular Officer David Reynolds. In his speech, Reynolds remarked, “Corporal Abraham lived for something bigger than himself. He fought for what is right and what is good in the world. He took action to defend the United States, Micronesia, and the rest of the world from those who wish to do us harm. Let us all keep Corporal Abraham’s values and beliefs close to our hearts for both our nations are eternally grateful for his service and his sacrifice.”

Following the remarks, the U.S. Honor Guard performed full military honors of firing of volleys and Taps. Casualty Affairs Officer Master Gunnery Sergeant Joe Lewis (MGySgt) conducted the Presentation of Flags and presented a U.S. Military Service Award to CPL Abraham’s mother, Mrs. Daisy Bolden Abraham. CPL Abraham was then laid to his eternal rest.

Corporal Kimo Abraham joined the military in October 2006. During his service he completed two tours of duty in Iraq and was preparing for a third.

Corporal Abraham is survived by his mother, Daisy Bolden Abraham and two sisters.