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Congress to award Congressional Gold Medal to service members killed in attack at Kabul airport

Added 10-25-21 01:22:03pm EST - “Congress is set to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 service members killed in the terrorist attack at the Kabul airport amid the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Congress to award Congressional Gold Medal to service members killed in attack at Kabul airport”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Congress is set to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 service members killed in the terrorist attack at the Kabul airport amid the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Rep. Lisa McClain, Michigan Republican, and 158 co-sponsors introduced a bill to award the medals just days after the Aug. 26 ISIS-K suicide bomb attack ripped through the crowded airport killing close to 200 Afghan civilians.

“These heroic men and women are gone far too soon, and we must honor them for their bravery in helping U.S. citizens and Afghan allies safely evacuate Afghanistan,” Mrs. McClain said in a statement introducing the bill. “My heart aches for the families and loved ones of our service members. We will always remember their service and pay tribute to their sacrifice.”

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The attack marked the single deadliest day for U.S. service members in Afghanistan in more than a decade.

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