Thank you for taking the time to check in with me. As your Representative in Washington, I wanted to touch base with you about the recent updates on my work in Congress and in Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District.
First and foremost, I wanted to address the recent developments in Kabul, Afghanistan, in which 13 U.S. Service Members lost their lives:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families of all those who were killed and injured in this horrific act of violence, and our hearts are broken for our fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation while working to get American civilians and our allies to safety. There is and can be no justification for such attacks.
I will forever be proud and grateful for the work of our extraordinary U.S. Armed Forces and other personnel in Afghanistan who facilitated the evacuation of more than 100,000 American civilians and our at-risk Afghan allies last month.
My team remains committed to working to secure the safe evacuation of remaining U.S. nationals and Afghan partners from Afghanistan as swiftly as possible.
May We Honor Those Who Lost Their Lives Serving Our Nation:
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City, Utah
Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Massachusetts
Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento, California
Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, California
Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska
Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Indiana
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, Missouri
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20, of Jackson, Wyoming
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, California
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, California
Navy Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio
Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tennessee