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VIDEO: Saying Goodbye to Manchester's Marine Hero

Services for U.S. Marine Nicholas S. Ott were held in Lakehurst and Arneytown

Signs around Lakehurst and Manchester called U.S. Marine Nicholas S. Ott a hero.

His , as hundreds lined the streets near Saint John's Roman Catholic Church in Lakehurst to say a final goodbye to the 23-year-old Manchester man who on Aug. 10.

Manchester and Lakehurst police, emergency responders, members of the Warriors' Watch Riders and countless vehicles of friends and family formed a procession that accompanied the corporal along the nearly 22-mile journey to the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown for his burial.

Ott will be added to Ocean County’s Fallen Soldier Monument as part of the 9/11 remembrance on Sept. 9, two days prior to the 10th anniversary of the attacks on America.

Hawks57 August 20, 2011 at 12:50 AM
A hero, our town will never forget.
Kathi Bruno-DiFabio August 20, 2011 at 03:21 AM
Hats off to Manchester and Lakehurst Townships for the beautiful homecoming for fallen Marine Hero Cpl. Nicholas Ott. I moved away from Manchester in 1990, but always knew Manchester was a classy, close knit town. I have been following the services online and my brother, who lives in Manchester, has kept me updated. God Bless the Ott family and the friends of Nick.. Thank you for ultimate sacrifice for our freedom Nick... God Bless you and your family...We have a new Angel to watch over all of us... Nicks smile will shine on us through the sun the rest of our lives...

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