The service members were holding the airport as the Biden administration rushes to evacuate Americans and Afghan allies from the country following a swift Taliban offensive reclaimed the country.
The ISIS-K terror group claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing seeking to disrupt the massive evacuation effort of Americans, Afghan allies and third-party nationals outside the U.S.-held airport.
It was the deadliest attack on U.S. troops in Afghanistan in more than a decade.
Here are the men and women who gave their lives in support of a massive evacuation effort to save U.S. citizens and Afghan allies:
Il personale Sgt. Darin T. Hoover
31, a U.S. Marine from Utah
2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California
The Salt Lake City native was “a born leader,” suo padre, also named Darin Hoover, told the city news station KSL-TV.
The younger Hoover was 11 years old on Sept. 11, 2001, and the al Qaeda terror attacks left him determined to join the military, his father told the station.
Sgt. Johanny Rosariopichardo
25, NOI. Marine from Massachusetts