Update: The video shows just part of the Marines the plane should officially land on 08.29.2021 with the remaining coffins.
Several of the U.S. service members who were killed in an Islamic State-perpetrated terror attack in Afghanistan were identified Friday as tributes poured in honoring their sacrifice.
Marine David Lee Espinoza, a 20-year-old from Laredo, Texas, was reportedly among the 13 servicemen who were killed by an ISIS-K suicide bomber outside the international airport in Kabul, which left another 18 service members injured and more than 100 others dead.
The Laredo Police Department, which lowered the flags outside its headquarters in honor of Espinoza, thanked the fallen Marine for his service.
“Our thoughts and prayers will remain with the family of United States Fallen Marine, David L. Espinoza, as well as to his friends and fellow Marines,” the police department wrote on Facebook Friday. “Semper Fi. Thank you for your service.”
Maxton Soviak, a Navy hospital corpsman in his early 20s, was also killed in Thursday’s blast while stationed outside Hamid Karzai International Airport, helping to oversee the evacuation of thousands of Americans and Afghan allies, family said.
The father of Kareem Nikoui, another young Marine who reportedly died in the blast, said his son “loved what he was doing” and that he “always wanted to be a Marine.”
“He really loved that [Marine Corps] family. He was devoted. He was going to make a career out of this, and he wanted to go,” Steve Nikoui told the Daily Beast. “No hesitation for him to be called to duty.”
“I haven’t gone to bed all night,” Nikoui said. “I’m still in shock. I haven’t been able to grasp everything that’s going on.”
Nikoui said he plans to travel to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, which welcomes fallen service members, to pick up his son’s remains.
Marine Rylee McCollum of Bondurant, Wyoming, was also among those killed Thursday, and his wife is expecting a baby in three weeks, his sister said.
Another heartbreaking moment happened today as the fallen marines returned home.
— 🖤⚔️Destiny⚔️🖤 (@RN_Destiny) August 27, 2021
It is one moment that really upset the American public and that is the fact that not a single person from the Biden administration came to wait for the fallen Marines!
Our “president” and his VP decided just to laugh while reporters asked them questions about Afghanistan:
Biden laughs as he has his staff herd away reporters shouting questions about Afghanistan and the 13 US service members who faced death at the hands of terrorists yesterday.
This is sick. pic.twitter.com/hc5nuYceOv
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 27, 2021
Reporter asks Kamala Harris if Americans are “safer” after Biden’s botched withdrawal.
Harris walks away, laughing. pic.twitter.com/EXF7KghO3C
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 27, 2021
It was a different situation with Trump’s administration:
What is even more upsetting is the fact that not one mainstream media called them out for their un-American behavior!