The 13 U.S. service personnel killed during a suicide bombing at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport on Thursday represent a cross-section of Americans, all with compelling stories.
The remains of the 13 US troops killed in an ISIS-K suicide blast are currently the Dover Air Force Base for dignified transfer, according to the Pentagon.
The Pentagon declined to confirm whether President Joe Biden would attend the dignified transfer at the base in Delaware, his home state, which is the domestic intake point for US military fatalities abroad.
Here’s the photo that was taken at the Kabul airport:
There was nothing on the schedule of President Biden:
Nothing on Biden’s schedule tomorrow about Dover AFB pic.twitter.com/u6WTGj4RUm
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 29, 2021
But once critics started pouring in they abruptly changed their schedule and decided to embark on a “solemn journey” on Sunday to honor and mourn the 13 U.S. troops killed in the suicide attack.
They departed an overcast Washington D.C. on Sunday morning, both wearing black, as they prepare to meet with the families of the fallen troops before receiving the remains.
The Bidens are on their way to Dover Air Force Base for the dignified transfer of the 13 U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan this weekpic.twitter.com/g5iOs0OiuG
— The Recount (@therecount) August 29, 2021
In a statement on Saturday, Biden said: ‘The 13 service members that we lost were heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our highest American ideals and while saving the lives of others.’
‘Their bravery and selflessness has enabled more than 117,000 people at risk to reach safety thus far. May God protect our troops and all those standing watch in these dangerous days,’
Allegedly the White House banned reporters from the meeting and Jil And Joe were photographed as they landed in Dover Air Force Base:
They wanted to meet privately with the families of those killed and then attend the “dignified transfer” of the fallen troops.
The dignified transfer of U.S. service members coffins was received at Dover Air Force Base on Sunday. The solemn ceremony was attended by President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden.
Video of the dignified transfer ceremony at Dover Air Force Base for the 13 U.S. service members who gave their lives serving this country & saving Americans & Afghan allies — and were killed in the Kabul airport terrorist attack on Thursday. Heroes all.🇺🇸pic.twitter.com/QV8WxiMOVy
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) August 29, 2021
He also decided to check his watch during the dignified transfer:
Did that POS just check his watch!?!! pic.twitter.com/YanMEPITK0
— Teresa 2.0 (@Thorsome4) August 29, 2021
Photos and videos from the meeting as well as press attendance were banned from the meeting by the White House even if that decision should be made by the families of the slain heroes!
Biden and his wife, Jill, both wearing black and with black face masks, first met far from the cameras with relatives of the dead in a special family center at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
So Biden and his administration were afraid of the reaction of the families and decide to ban the press from the special family center!
Several close family members of the fallen troops have spoken out harshly about Biden’s handling of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan. The Department of Defense typically places the highest priority on the privacy and desires of the immediate family, raising questions about whether Biden would be welcome at the transfers.
But unlike our treacherous administration, the American people decided to really honor our heroes as tributes poured in honoring their sacrifice.
On Friday night Wentzville, Missouri patriots called for a demonstration on Saturday at 9 AM to show support for LCpl. Schmitz and his family. This morning HUNDREDS of patriots turned out on the Wentzville Parkway to honor Jared Schmitz.
Hundreds turned up with US flags to honor this American patriot.
The Wentzville rally for fallen Marine Jared Schmitz, who gave his ultimate price for the Americans in Kabul. We will never forget, RIP hero.
— ماك🧢מאק (@beingrealmac) August 29, 2021
This is America and Biden can’t change that.
A video with a tribute to our fallen heroes:
A Tribute to the Fallen.
— 🦊 The Sly SilverFox 🦊 (@1BayCityRollers) August 29, 2021
Killed on Thursday were Navy corpsman Max Soviak, Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Knauss, and Marines Hunter Lopez, Rylee McCollum, David Lee Espinoza, Kareem Nikoui, Jared Schmitz, Daegan Page, Taylor Hoover, Humberto Sanchez, Johanny Rosario, Dylan Merola and Nicole Gee.
Rest in Peace, Patriots.
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