Thousands gather for funeral of Christopher Slutman, Marine and firefighter killed in Afghanistan

Funeral services for 15-year FDNY veteran Christopher Slutman, who was killed this month while serving with the United States Marine Corps in Afghanistan, were held Friday at St. Thomas Church in New York.

The 43-year-old father of three died April 8 near Bagram Airfield US military base.

Two other members of Slutman’s Massachusetts-based Marine Reserve unit also were killed.

Slutman was with Ladder 27 in the Bronx. He was awarded a medal for bravery after rescuing a woman from a burning apartment.

Slutman had a residence in Yonkers. His family lived in Delaware.