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Governor Whitmer on Loss of U.S. Service Members in Afghanistan


August 26, 2021 



Governor Whitmer on Loss of U.S. Service Members in Afghanistan 


LANSING, Mich.-Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement after the loss of American troops in a deadly bombing attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. 


"Earlier todayterrorists killed 12 American service membersat least 60 Afghans, and injured hundreds at the airport in Kabul. 


"Our men and women in uniform represent the best of us. They put their lives on the line to keep us safe and help those in danger. This devastating loss leaves a hole in all of our hearts. Every Michigander is thinking of our fallen and wounded service members and their families. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and honor the memory of the extraordinary Americans we lost today.  


"We are praying for the safety of those still on the ground in Afghanistan continuing the mission."