Statement from SECNAV Carlos Del Toro on Service Member Deaths in Afghanistan

26 August 2021
Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro issued a statement regarding the service members killed in Afghanistan August 26.

Each day, Marines and Sailors put themselves in harm’s way to protect others. Today, our shipmates lost their lives while working to save others.

My wife Betty and I mourn the loss of each of these brave Americans, and send our deepest sympathies to their families and loved ones. We will never forget how they stepped forward to serve, and fulfilled their oath to the last full measure.

Our entire nation grieves for their loss and stands by those who were injured and must begin the long road of recovery. .

Semper Fidelis. Semper Fortis. And May God bless all who serve the cause of peace.

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