LULAC Says To America: Remember The Brave

Nation’s Largest and Oldest Latino Civil Rights Organization Asks You to Pause for Our Fallen Warriors

Washington, DC - The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Defense released the names of the 13 service members who died in the terrorist attacks in Kabul on Thursday. At least eighteen other American military personnel were wounded and are receiving medical care. Also, 90 people who were non-U.S. military were killed and more than 150 more wounded.

Domingo Garcia - LULAC National President
“LULAC is reaching out to families of our fallen service members to offer our condolences and whatever assistance we can during this most difficult and painful time. We share the names of the men and women, our brave and selfless so that perhaps you can pick one or two of them and forever engrave these in your heart and soul, who they were and shall remain. Among those killed were husbands, daughters, sons, brothers, fiancees, and fathers. Stand with us in solemn silence now and may we honor their service and sacrifice and may Almighty God give comfort and solace to their loved ones.”

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31
Salt Lake City, Utah
Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosariopichardo, 25
Lawrence, Massachusetts
Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23
Sacramento, California
Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22
Indio, California
Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23
Omaha, Nebraska
Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22
Logansport, Indiana
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20
Rio Bravo, Texas
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20
St. Charles, Missouri
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20
Jackson, Wyoming
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20
Rancho Cucamonga, California
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20
Norco, California
Navy Hospitalman Maxton W. Soviak, 22
Berlin Heights, Ohio.
Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23
Corryton, Tennessee


The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services, and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting the critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit

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