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Senator Youngs bill to award Congressional Gold Medals to the 13 American service members killed in Kabul was approved

(Photo supplied/U.S. Senator Todd Young)

The U.S. Senate unanimously approved Senator Todd Young’s bill to award Congressional Gold Medals to the 13 American service members who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 26.

The bill passed the House in October and now awaits President Biden’s signature.

Recipients of the commendation include Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, of Logansport, Ind., along with Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, Cpl. Hunter Lopez, Cpl. Daegan W. Page, Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, Navy Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak, and Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss.


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Slacker06 November 24, 2021 at 7:44 am

Awarding the medals is a laudable exercise. What about all the rest who were killed or maimed in the afghan war? Don’t they deserve a medal too?

Yet the country is going through a very dangerous time. Rip Van Todd voted to confirm many of the stooges currently ruining this country,. Did he vote for the cackling Energy Secretary Jenifer Grandholm? Did he vote to confirm Lloyd Austin possibly the least qualified Secretary of Defense ever. The list is endless of those confirmed by the US Senate that should have never been given a hearing. How about Merrick Garland. Did he vote for him? You know the guy who deemed parents domestic terrorists for complaining about the curriculum in their local school??? I write him all the time asking this question and never get an answer.

Charles U Farley November 24, 2021 at 9:37 am

RINO Todd is just trying to score brownie points with vets via a meaningless gesture, since he has consistently betrayed them over the years.

I’m sure the families of those vets would rather have them alive and well because Todd did his job, as opposed to memorial medals because he couldn’t be bothered.

RH November 24, 2021 at 8:35 am

Keep your medals! Put more effort into troop safety so military members can operate effectively in war. Medals mean nothing unless you work in Pentagon and need to boast wearing dress uniforms.


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