Biden Visits Soldiers Wounded in Suicide Bombing Marine Sgt. Josh Daniels, left, and Air Force Captain Mike Johnson look on during a candle light vigil for U.S. Marines Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, in Salt Lake City. Hoover was among the 13 troops killed in a horrific suicide bombing at Afghanistan's Kabul airport, which also claimed the lives of more than 100 Afghans. Hoover had been in the Marines for 11 years. (AP)
The Associated Press Thursday, 02 September 2021 08:44 PM
President Joe Biden is visiting injured U.S. troops at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
There are 15 Marines at the hospital who were wounded in an Aug. 26 suicide bombing at the Kabul airport. The attack occurred as the U.S. government was arranging evacuations of Americans, Afghans and allies before the nearly two-decade war in Afghanistan officially ended Aug. 31.
Eleven Marines were also killed in the attack, as well as one Army solider and one Navy corpsman. Biden traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Sunday to witness the return of their remains to U.S. soil in a solemn “dignified transfer.”
One of the wounded Marines was in critical condition. Three were in serious condition and 11 in stable condition.