The attacks at Kabul airport on August 26 marked the bloodiest day for US troops in Afghanistan in more than 10 years.
The Islamic State (IS) has issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack. Two suicide bombers attacked a packed crowd outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on August 26, killing 13 US service members and 60 Afghan civilians.
Days later, the US Department of Defense released the names of 13 service members killed in the attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Defense Department officials said 11 Marines, one Navy member, and one Army soldier have been identified as those killed in the striking network.
President Biden called the Americans who lost their lives in the bombing “heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our highest American ideals and while saving the lives of others.”
Biden said: “Their bravery and selflessness have enabled more than 117,000 people at risk to reach safety thus far.” “May God protect our troops and all those standing watches in these dangerous days.”
So, if you want to show your gratitude for their sacrifice for the country, on Veterans Day or Memorial day coming up, buy yourself and your family this meaningful Afghanistan Heroes T Shirt. The saying on the shirt: “Afghanistan Heroes Fallen But Never Forgotten” serves as a reminder to us of a bloody war and the loss of the country’s heroes.
13 US Service Members Killed In Kabul Airport Attack
Days later, at a Saturday briefing at the Pentagon, Defense Department officials said 11 Marines, one Navy member, and one Army soldier have been identified as those killed in the attack. The shirt also prints the names of 13 heroes who fell in the attack in Afghanistan. So who are they? Here’s what we know about them.
- Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, 20, a Marine from Wyoming who “wanted to help people” and often stood up for bullied classmates, his father, Mark Gordon, told The New York The Times, which was guarding a checkpoint when the explosion occurred, leaving behind a wife and baby expected to be born in September.
- Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, a Marine from California and the son of two Riverside County sheriffs, was a Riverside County sheriff’s scout for three years and planned to join the force after deployed, the Riverside Sheriff’s Association told the TV station KTLA, saying Hunter “chooses to follow a life of service, selflessness, courage, and sacrifice, just like his parents”.
- Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz – a 20-year-old Marine from Missouri, Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz graduated from high school in 2019 before joining the Marines. His father, Mark Schmitz, told KMOX radio that he had never seen anyone “train as hard as he did to be the best soldier he could be.”
- Lance Cpl. David Espinoza, another 20-year-old Marine from Texas, graduated from Lyndon B. Johnson High School in 2019. Texas Representative Henry Cuellar told the Washington Post, “He had always embodied values, the grit and the dedication” of a member of the United States military service,
- Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui – a 20-year-old Marine from California who joined ROTC and graduated from high school in 2019 before enlisting. Identified by his hometown, Norco, in a Facebook post as one of the soldiers killed in the attack and the city said his name would be added to its memorial for that soldier fell.
- Max Soviak – The only sailor killed in the attack – a 22-year-old Ohio Navy hospital corpsman, was honored by his old high school, which said Soviak was a good student and was “full of life”. vitality” on social media, and by Sister Marilyn Soviak, who said on Instagram, “my beautiful, intelligent, beat-to-the-sound of his own drum, annoying, charming baby brother was killed yesterday helping to save lives … and my family will never be the same.”
- Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss, 23, a Special Forces soldier from Tennessee with Psychological Operations Group 8, was the only Army member to die in the bombing. He looks forward to returning to the US with the intention of moving to Washington, DC, following to WVTD-TV, and being survived by his wife.
- Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, a Marine officer from Salt Lake City, was the oldest US service member to die, having served in the Marines for 11 years. Wyoming Governor Spencer Cox released a statement Friday offering condolences to Hoover’s family and said he was “devastated” by the Marines’ death. Cox noted that Hoover died while helping to evacuate US citizens and Afghans seeking asylum.
- Nicole Gee, 23, was a Marine Sergeant and from Sacramento, California, posted a picture of herself on Instagram just days before her death declaring, “I love my job.”
- Humberto Sanchez, a 22-year-old Marine Corporal, graduated in 2017 from Logansport High School in Logansport, Indiana. Mayor Chris Martin said in a statement, “This young man had not yet even turned 30 and still had his entire life ahead of him.”
- Daegan Page, 23 years old, Cpl Marine. Page served in the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment based at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He joined the Marines after graduating from Millard South High School in Omaha. He was a Boy Scout who played hockey in his youth. The family said he was a huge fan of the Chicago Blackhawks.
- Dylan R. Merola, 20-year-old Marine, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. He graduated from Los Osos High School, according to Los Angeles’ ABC 7. Students on Friday wore red, white, and blue to honor Merola during Los Osos High School’s first soccer game of the season.
- Sgt. Johanny Rosariopichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Massachusetts. She was assigned to the 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Bahrain Naval Support Operations, according to the Department of Defense and The Associated Press. The mayor of her hometown released a statement after her death was announced, saying the city was “heartbroken” by the news.
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