City Council Honors Servicemembers Killed During Afghanistan Evacuation Suicide Bombing

Sep 3, 2021 | 0 comments

Last night, the Providence City Council honored the 13 U.S. service men and women members and 90 Afghans who lost their lives in a suicide bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport on August 26th. Council President John Igliozzi led the full Council in honoring the servicemembers during the Council meeting’s invocation, recognizing each fallen service member, followed by the playing of the “taps” bugle call.

“The City Council honors the 13 U.S. service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our country,” said Council President Igliozzi. “We honor them for their service to our nation and our condolences go out to their families and loved ones during this difficult time.”

Service members honored:

•Sergeant Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, of Lawrence MA, assigned to 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Naval Support Activity Bahrain
•Sergeant Nicole LeGee, 23, of Sacramento CA, assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejuene, NC
•Staff Sergeant Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City UT, Infantry Unit Leader
•Corporal Hunter Lopez, 22, Indio California, Rifleman
•Corporal Daegan W. Page, 23, of Omaha Nebraska, Rifleman
•Corporal Humberto Sanchez, 22, of Logansport Indiana, Rifleman
•Lance Corporal David L. Espinosa, 20, of Rio Bravo TX, Rifleman
•Lance Corporal Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles Missouri, Rifleman
•Lance Corporal Rylee J. McCollum, 20, of Jackson Wyoming, Rifleman
•Lance Corporal Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Ranch Cucamanga California, Rifleman
•Lance Corporal Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco California
•Navy Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, OH, assigned to 1st Marine Reg., 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California
•Staff Sergeant Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Coryton Tennessee, Assigned to PSYOP Battallion, 8th PSYOP Group, Fort Briggs North Carolina

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