The Division of Protection has recognized the 13 U.S. service members, representing the Marines, Military and Navy, who had been killed within the suicide bombing that passed off on the Kabul, Afghanistan airport on Thursday.
This was the deadliest assault on U.S. forces since 2011, when an Military Chinook helicopter with 38 occupants aboard, together with 15 commandos from SEAL Crew 6, was shot down, presumably by members of the Taliban. There have been no survivors. SEAL Crew 6 had taken out Osama bin Laden simply three months previous to their chopper being destroyed.
The Pentagon stated that these killed on the Kabul airport on Thursday included 11 Marines, one Navy hospitalman and one Military employees sergeant, representing 10 states with 4 of them coming from California. They launched a full checklist on Saturday of the 13 killed, 9 of whom had beforehand been recognized by their households or by social media.
The Marines killed within the strike had been recognized as Workers Sgt. Darin Hoover, 31; Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22; Cpl. Daegan Web page, 23; Cpl. Humberto Sanchez, 22; Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz, 20; Lance Cpl. David Espinoza, 20; Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, 20; Lance Cpl. Dylan Merola, 20; Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, 20; Sgt. Nicole Gee, 23; and Sgt. Johanny Rosariopichardo, 25.
The bomb blast additionally took the lifetime of 22-year-old Navy Hospitalman Maxton Soviak and Military Workers St. Ryan Knauss, 23.
Rylee McCollum of Wyoming, one of many first victims recognized within the assault, was anticipating a child in a couple of month, in response to The Hill.
Nikoui of California was additionally recognized by his household. His father Steve instructed The Each day Beast that he felt President Biden “turned his again” on his son. “They despatched my son over there as a paper pusher after which had the Taliban exterior offering safety,” stated Nikoui. “I blame my very own navy leaders… Biden turned his again on him. That is it.”
Along with the Individuals, greater than 170 Afghans, two British nationals and the kid of a British nationwide had been additionally killed within the assault.