Afghanistan Biden Troops

A Marine Corps carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Marine Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Mass., Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. President Joe Biden embarked on a solemn journey Sunday to honor and mourn the 13 U.S. troops killed in the suicide attack near the Kabul airport as their remains return to U.S. soil from Afghanistan.

HURLOCK — The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 570 and other local veterans groups will host an event on Sunday, Sept. 12, honoring the 13 U.S. military members who were killed in an Aug. 26 attack in Kabul during the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Eleven U.S. Marines, one U.S. Navy sailor and an Army sergeant were killed in the attack near the Kabul airport along with scores of Afghans.

The event starts at 2 p.m. at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery. Local Veterans for Foreign Wars and American Legion members will also be at the remembrance event.

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