Biden meets with families of troops killed in Kabul

Biden meets with families of troops killed in Kabul

now here at home tonight and that solemn scene today the dignified transfer for those 13 american heroes coming home today here’s our chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz it is one of the most profound and solemn responsibilities for a commander-in-chief today the president watching 13 flag-draped remains of 13 fallen service members returning home to u.s soil all just infants or children when america’s longest war began making the ultimate sacrifice as our country’s involvement in the war comes to a tragic end president biden and the first lady dressed in black arriving this morning at dover air force base for his first dignified transfer as president these young courageous americans placing themselves in grave danger at the abbey gate of kabul’s airport to protect american citizens and afghans trying to evacuate thursday becoming the single deadliest day for the american military in afghanistan in over a decade tonight the country housing to mourn to honor their sacrifice marineland corporal david espinoza just 20 years old marine sergeant nicole g 23 years old days before her death she was featured in this photo cradling an afghan baby at the kabul airport writing on instagram i love my job marine staff sergeant darren taylor hoover from salt lake city his father calling him one heck of a leader army staff sergeant ryan noss marine corporal hunter lopez marine lance corporal riley mccollum of jackson wyoming was just weeks away from becoming a father marine lance corporal dylan marola marine lance corporal kareem nikoi from norco california his father saying he did not hesitate to be called to duty marine corporal deacon william tyler page marine sergeant johanni rosario picardo marine corporal umberto sanchez marine lance corporal jared schmitz navy corpsman maxton soviet his father told a reporter that in the last facetime with their son when his mother told him to be safe he said don’t worry mom my guys got me they won’t let anything happen to me today she realized that they all just went together martha raddatz with us tonight martha an incredibly solemn day and we were watching you on the air with this today and it’s impossible to imagine you know what these families are going through and what they’ll go through for years to come and of course i know the question now how to protect the u s service members still in kabul with just two days now until this august 31st deadline to get americans to get afghans who help the us and to get these u.s service men and women out david the priority right now is keeping those service members who remain in kabul safe even while they evacuate more american citizens and afghan allies but there is no question that this withdrawal continues to be very dangerous david arthur rennett’s with us tonight martha thanks hi everyone george stephanopoulos here thanks for checking out the abc news youtube channel if you’d like to get more videos show highlights and watch live event coverage click on the right over here to subscribe to our channel and don’t forget to download the abc news app for breaking news alerts thanks for watching
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Biden meets with families of troops killed in Kabul

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