U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced he will introduce a bill to award the 13 American servicemembers who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks in Kabul on August 26th Congressional Gold Medals.
“The 13 brave service members we lost in Afghanistan following the withdrawal will forever be remembered as heroes. Their service and ultimate sacrifice to protect American lives, our freedoms and our homeland deserves the highest honor. Each and every one of these Americans selflessly answered the call to serve our nation and for that, we are eternally thankful,” Daines said.
Daines is pushing for Sgt. Johanny Roasrio Pichardo, Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, Cpl. Hunter Lopez, Cpl. Daegan W. Page, Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, Navy Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak and Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss to receive the Congressional Gold Medal.
Congresswoman Lisa McClain (R-MI) introduced a companion bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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