13 service members were killed in Afghanistan. Here’s who they are

Last updated: July 11, 2022

A devastating attack on Thursday, August 26, 2021 outside of the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, killed 13 U.S. service members: eleven Marines, one Navy Corpsman, and one Army Soldier. The attack was one of the deadliest days for American forces in the past decade of the 20-year war, and is criticized as one that could have been avoided had President Joe Biden not called for the disastrous timeline of the withdrawal from the region, which all military members were supporting under the name Operational Freedom’s Sentinel. Here’s who the deceased are.

  • Daegan William-Tyeler Page

    Rank: Marine Corps CorporalAge: 23Location: Omaha, Nebraska Our beloved son, Corporal Daegan William-Tyeler Page, 23, was killed in Afghanistan yesterday. Daegan joined the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from Millard South High School. He loved the brotherhood of the Marines…

  • Darin Taylor Hoover

    Rank: Marine Staff SergeantAge: 31Location: Sandy, Utah Additional Articles KSLTV Salt Lake City

  • David Lee Espinoza

    Rank: Marine Corps Lance CorporalAge: 20Location: Rio Bravo, Texas City of Rio Bravo is mourning the loss of one of our own 🙏 Beside his grave old glory waved for his country his life he gave, staring at his name etched…

  • Dylan R. Merola

    Rank: Marine Corps Lance CorporalAge: 20Location: Rancho Cucamonga, California Additional Articles

  • Humberto Sanchez

    Rank: Marine Corps CorporalAge: 22Location: Logansport, Indiana Additional Articles

  • Hunter Lopez

    Rank: Marine Corps CorporalAge: 20Location: Riverside County, California Hunter was the victim of vicious evil and was killed because he wore a United States Marine uniform with love and pride. Our entire community feels the anguish, and we mourn the…

  • Jared Schmitz

    Rank: Marine Corps Lance CorporalAge: 20Location: Wentzville, Missouri His life meant so much more. I’m so incredibly devastated that I won’t be able to see the man that he was very quickly growing into becoming. Mark Schmitz, father of Jared…

  • Johanny Rosario

    Rank: Marine Corps SergeantAge: 25Location: Lawrence, Massachusetts Additional Articles

  • Kareem Nikoui

    Rank: Marine Corps Lance CorporalAge: 20Location: Indio, California They sent my son over there as a paper pusher and then had the Taliban outside providing security…. I blame my own military leaders… Biden turned his back on him. That’s it.…

  • Maxton Soviak

    Rank: Navy Fleet Marine Force Hospital CorpsmanAge: 22Location: Berlin Heights, Ohio His final words to (Rachel) over FaceTime, when he was telling her goodbye was after she told him to be safe and he said ‘Don’t worry mom, my guys…

  • Nicole Gee

    Rank: Marine Corps SergeantAge: 23Location: Roseville, California Additional Articles

  • Ryan Knauss

    Rank: US Army Staff SergeantAge: 23Location: Knoxville, Tennessee The president of the United States has the ability to help our troops, have enough men and women to stay safe. In all of our history, in all of the time that…

  • Rylee James McCollum

    Rank: Marine Corps Lance CorporalAge: 20Location: Jackson, Wyoming I never thought in a million years [my son] would die for nothing, for nothing, because that feckless, dementia-ridden piece of crap who decided he wanted a photo-op on September 11th. That’s…

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