JOINT BASE ANDREWS — President Biden was set to fly to Dover Air Pressure Base in Delaware on Sunday morning to affix the households of the 13 members of the U.S. navy who had been killed in a bombing final week in Afghanistan.
The service members embody 11 Marines, a Navy medic and a member of the Military. They had been killed on the airport in Kabul by a bomber from the Islamic State Khorasan group as they tried to assist individuals escape Afghanistan earlier than American troops full their withdrawal from the nation.
The president will attend the switch of the service members’ our bodies again to American soil.
The fallen service members returning Sunday to Dover are: Marine Corps Employees Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake Metropolis; Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Mass.; Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento, Calif.; Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, Calif.; Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Web page, 23, of Omaha; Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Ind.; Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas; Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, Mo.; Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20, of Jackson, Wyo.; Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, Calif.; Navy Hospitalman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio; and Military Employees Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tenn.
The White Home didn’t announce the journey upfront. It’s the first time Mr. Biden has witnessed the return of service members killed within the line of responsibility since assuming the presidency. The women and men killed within the Kabul assault had been the primary American service members killed by hostile forces since March 2020. Mr. Biden witnessed a switch as vp in 2016.