Live Oak Candlelight Vigil Honoring Fallen in Kabul
Live Oak, Fla., – The community of Live Oak/Suwannee County is coming together, Thursday, September 2, at 7:45 p.m. at Milennium Park, Downtown Live Oak, to honor the fallen Marines, Army soldier and Navy corpsmen that gave their lives in Kabul. The Suwannee Coalition asks that everyone please bring a candle to help honor our heroes.
The identities of the 13 U.S. service members has been confirmed. They were killed by an ISIS-K suicide bomber outside the Kabul airport while helping to oversee the evacuation of thousands of Americans and Afghan allies.
Their names are as follows:
Kareem Nikoui, 20, Marines, Norco, California
David Lee Espinoza, 20, Marines, Laredo, Texas
Rylee McCollum, 20, Marines, Bondurant, Wyoming
Jared Schmitz, 20, Marines, St. Charles, Missouri
Hunter Lopez, 22, Marine, California
Daegan Page, 23, Marines, Omaha, Nebraska
Darin Taylor Hoover Jr., 31, Marines, Midvale, Utah
Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, Marines, Lawrence, Massachusetts
Humberto Sanchez, 22, Marines, Logansport, Indiana
Nicole Gee, 23, Marines, Roseville, California
Dylan Merola, 20, Marines, Rancho Cucamonga, California
Maxton Soviak, 22, Navy, Berlin Heights, Ohio
Ryan Knauss, 23, Army, Knoxville, Tennessee
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of these heroes.