WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden traveled Sunday to Dover Air Pressure Low to observe the dignified transfer of the remains of the U.S. service members killed in Kabul closing week.
A dignified transfer is a solemn task in which the remains of fallen service members are carried from an plane to an awaiting automobile. A dignified transfer is performed for every U.S. service member killed in motion.
The Pentagon on Saturday launched the names of the 13 U.S. service members killed because the tip consequence of a suicide bomber attack while conducting a humanitarian evacuation mission in Afghanistan. The remains had been flown from Kabul to Kuwait and then to Germany forward of arriving in Dover.
The president and first lady met privately with the families of the fallen forward of observing the stagger of the American flag-draped instances from a C-17 defense power cargo plane to a automobile.
Sunday’s solemn stagger marks Biden’s first time attending a dignified transfer since becoming president.
President Joe Biden and assorted officials, reduction the dignified transfer of the remains of fallen service members at Dover Air Pressure Low in Dover, Delaware, August, 29, 2021, after 13 members of the US defense power had been killed in Afghanistan closing week.
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Secretary of Protection Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Stamp Milley also attended the dignified transfer, along with U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger, U.S. Military Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday and U.S. Air Pressure Col. Chip Hollinger, who oversaw the defense power logistics of the stagger.
The August 26 attack near the gates of Hamid Karzai International Airport, which killed 11 Marines, one Navy sailor and one Military soldier, is underneath investigation.
The fallen include:
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah
Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosariopichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Massachusetts
Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento, California
Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, California
Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Web page, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska
Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Indiana
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, Missouri
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20, of Jackson, Wyoming
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, California
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, California
Navy Hospitalman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio
Military Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tennessee.