With sobbing in the background, an emotional, gut-wrenching salute for Marine Lance Cpl. Greg Buckley Jr.
Just feet away from their fallen son and brother, an Oceanside, Long Island, family doubled over in agony.
The 21-year-old was killed last Friday in one of two attacks in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. Six marines died that day.
The Department of Defense will not discuss the circumstances of Buckley's death, but his family said the Marine was shot by an Afghani on Buckley's own base while he was working out in the gym.
The wake was held at Vanella's Funeral Chapel in Oceanside.
The funeral mass will be held Saturday at St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre. Buckley will then be buried at Long Island National Cemetery.