President Biden’s initial schedule on late Saturday night indicated no plans to meet with the families of Gold Star Families who are waiting to receive their children’s caskets on Sunday. On Sunday morning, the schedule changed. Biden is now expected to meet with the families and to receive the caskets of the fallen service members.
The schedule shows that Biden will depart Joint Base Andrews en route to Dover, Delaware at 8:10 a.m. The President and First Lady are expected to arrive at 8:45 a.m. And they are expected to meeet with the families of fallen American service members who gave their lives to save Americans, our partners, and our Afghan allies in Kabul. That will be closed press.
Then, at 12:00 p.m., the President and First Lady are expected to participate in the dignified transfer. And at 2:00 p.m., they are expected to return to Joint Base Andrews.
The names of the service members who were slain in multiple suicide bombings near Kabul airport are listed below:
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Tex.
- Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole Gee, 23, of Roseville, Calif.
- Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin Taylor Hoover, 31, of Utah
- Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tenn.
- Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, Calif.
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, 20, Jackson, Wyo.
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, 20, of Norco, Calif.
- Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan William-Tyeler Page, 23, of Omaha
- Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario, 25, Lawrence, Mass.
- Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez, 22, Logansport, Ind.
- Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz, 20, of Wentzville, Mo.
- Navy Hospital Corpsman Max Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio
May they Rest in Peace for their heroism and their sacrifice.
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