U.S. troops killed in Kabul airport bombing ID’d, including 2 Marines from SoCal

U.S. troops killed in Kabul airport bombing ID’d, including 2 Marines from SoCal

KTLA KAREEN WYNTER. AS LIVE IN THE NEW CENTER WITH THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT SCREEN. THESE MILITARY HEROES, THEY’RE BEING REMEMBERED TODAY FOR THEIR BRAVERY AND SACRIFICE. THEIR LOVED ONES POSTED TRIBUTES THROUGHOUT THE DAY SAYING THAT THEY WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. NAVY CORPSMAN MAX, SO THE AK FROM OHIO A MEDIC WHO FAMILY MEMBERS CONFIRMED WAS ONE OF THE AMERICANS KILLED IN THURSDAY’S TERROR ATTACK ALONG WITH LANCE CORPORAL COOLEY FROM NORCO CALIFORNIA AND MARINE CORPS CORPORAL 100 LOPEZ FROM THE COACHELLA VALLEY LOPEZ’S FAMILY HONORED HIS SHORT LIFE BY POSTING THESE PHOTOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA WRITING IT WAS A DREAM OF HIS TO JOIN THE MILITARY SINCE THE AGE OF 11 AND THAT HE SPENT EVERY FREE MOMENT, TRAINING AND PERFECTING HIS GRAPHIC NEW VIDEO SHOWS A FRANTIC CROWD OF CIVILIANS RUNNING FROM TALIBAN GUNFIRE ONE HOUR BEFORE THE DEADLY BLAST THAT KILLED DOZENS OF AFGHANS AND 13 US SERVICE MEMBERS AS HE TRIED TO CONTROL THE CHAOTIC SCENE IN KABUL AIRPORT AS WARNINGS CIRCULATED OF A POSSIBLE TERRORIST ATTACK. PRESIDENT BIDEN SPEAKING AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH THE ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER SAID DESPITE THE CARNAGE THE MILITARY EVACUATIONS WILL CONTINUE THE MISSION MOVING FORWARD MISSION THERE. A FORMER JUST DANGERS. COME WITH SIGNIFICANT LOSS AMERICAN PERSONNEL AS THIS PROCESS HAS BEEN OUR GOAL HAS BEEN TO PUT ON AS MANY PEOPLE ON AS MANY AS WE CAN THE PENTAGON PROVIDED NEW DETAILS OF THE HORRIFIC ATTACK CLARIFYING EARLIER REPORTS THAT THERE WERE 2 SUICIDE BOMBERS. I CAN CONFIRM. FOR YOU THAT WE DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THERE WAS A SECOND EXPLOSION AT OR THE BARON HOTEL THAT IT WAS ONE. A SUICIDE BOMBER, THE ISLAMIC STATE GROUP’S AFFILIATE KNOWN AS ISIS CAPE HAS CLAIMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ATTACK POSTING THIS MESSAGE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. THE ISLAMIC EMIRATES OF AFGHANISTAN STRONGLY CONDEMNED THE ATTACK SAYING IN A TWEET IN ARABIC THAT THEY’RE VERY FOCUSED ON ITS PEOPLE SECURITY AND THAT THE ATTACK OCCURRED AT A LOCATION WHERE AMERICAN SOLDIERS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS SECURITY. MEANTIME MORE THAN A 100 WOUNDED AFGHANS CONTINUE TO RECEIVE CARE AT A NEARBY MEDICAL FACILITY IN AFGHANISTAN. WHILE OTHERS WAITED OUTSIDE KABUL AIRPORT ANXIOUS TO FLEE THE CONTESTED REGION AFGHAN OFFICIALS SAY THE DEATH TOLL HAS INCREASED MORE THAN 170. THIS TRAGEDY HAS HIT CLOSE TO HOME HERE IN THE UNITED STATES THE SUPERINTENDENT FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT IN WYOMING CONFIRMED IN A STATEMENT THAT RILEY MCCOLLUM A 2019 GRADUATE OF JACKSON HOLE HIGH SCHOOL WAS ONE OF THE U.S. MARINES KILLED IN ACTION SENDING PRAYERS TO MCCOLLUM’S FAMILY AND PROMISING THE ENTIRE SCHOOL COMMUNITY WILL FIND WAYS TO HONOR HIS LIFE. NOW SOME OF THE OTHER US SERVICEMEN KILLED IN THE ATTACK INCLUDE STAFF SERGEANT TAYLOR HOOVER FROM UTAH AND MARINE LANCE CORPORAL JARED SCHMITZ FROM WHEN MARK WE’LL SEND IT BACK TO THE STUDIO KAREEN THANK YOU FOR THAT.
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U.S. troops killed in Kabul airport bombing ID\'d, including 2 Marines from SoCal

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