Seminole County firefighters honor 13 American soldiers killed in an attack on Kabul airport – WFTV


SEMINOLE COUNTY, Florida – Seminole County firefighters honored the 13 American soldiers killed in the attack on Kabul airport.

The Seminole County Fire Department said their new firefighter recruit class has put the names of the 13 fallen soldiers on the front of their helmet shields to honor them.

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Thursday’s bombing came as thousands of people tried to flee Afghanistan following the Taliban’s recent takeover of the country.

At least 20 soldiers were injured in the attack, said Pentagon spokesman John Kirby. Local officials said more than 100 Afghans were killed and dozens more injured in the blasts.

The Ministry of Defense on Saturday released the names of the 13 military personnel who were killed in an attack during evacuation operations at Kabul airport on Thursday.

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One marine, one army soldier, and 11 marines were killed in the attack. They include:

  • Seaman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, from Berlin Heights, Ohio.
  • Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tennessee.

The 11 Marines killed include:

  • Staff member Sgt.Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Sgt.Johanny Rosariopichardo, 25, from Lawrence, Massachusetts.
  • Sgt.Nicole L. Gee, 23, from Sacramento, California.
  • Complete Hunter Lopez, 22, from Indio, California.
  • Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Ass. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Indiana.
  • Lance Assy. David L. Espinoza, 20, from Rio Bravo, Texas.
  • Lance Assy. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, from St. Charles, Missouri.
  • Lance Assy. Rylee J. McCollum, 20, of Jackson, Wyoming.
  • Lance Complete Dylan R. Merola, 20, from Rancho Cucamonga, California.
  • Lance Kpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, from Norco, California.

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