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Eleven Marines, one sailor and one soldier were among the dead in a suicide bombing at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport Thursday, which also claimed the lives of more than 100 Afghans. Top row, from left: Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, Cpl. Daegan W. Page, Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola and Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui. Center row, from left: Seaman Maxton W. Soviak, Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, Cpl. Hunter Lopez, Sgt. Johanny Rosariopichardo and Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss. Bottom row, from left: Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz and Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover.
Eleven Marines, one sailor and one soldier were among the dead in a suicide bombing at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport Thursday, which also claimed the lives of more than 100 Afghans. Top row, from left: Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, Cpl. Daegan W. Page, Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola and Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui. Center row, from left: Seaman Maxton W. Soviak, Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, Cpl. Hunter Lopez, Sgt. Johanny Rosariopichardo and Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss. Bottom row, from left: Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz and Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover. ()

WASHINGTON — Thirteen service members who died in the suicide bomber attack during the evacuation mission in Afghanistan late last month have been awarded Purple Hearts, according to the Navy.

The 13 troops were killed Aug. 26 as they were helping to screen Afghans and others at the Abbey Gate of the Kabul airport. At least 169 Afghans were also killed in the bombing, as they struggled to get into the airport and on flights out of the country.

Awarded the Purple Heart were the following:

Navy Corpsman Maxton Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio.

Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tennessee.

Marine Staff Sgt. Darin Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Marine Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Massachusetts..

Marine Sgt. Nicole Gee, 23, of Sacramento, California

Marine Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, California.

Marine Cpl. Daegan Page, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska.

Marine Cpl. Humberto Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Indiana.

Marine Lance Cpl. David Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas.

Marine Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, Missouri.

Marine Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, 20, of Jackson, Wyoming.

Marine Lance Cpl. Dylan Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Marine Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, 20, of Norco, California.

The Navy also announced that Soviak was posthumously promoted to third class petty officer and awarded the Fleet Marine Force Corpsman warfare badge.

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