2022 Memorial Day message from American Legion
May 25, 2022
From the American Legion National Headquarters
Their mission was noble; evacuate desperate civilians yearning to escape a brutal regime. The 13 U.S. servicemembers who died during a terrorist bombing in Afghanistan last August will not be the last American heroes to make such a sacrifice, but they represent the best of a generation.
There was Navy Corpsman Max Soviak of Berlin Heights, Ohio. His high school football coach described him as fearless. He was 22.
Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Knauss of Corryton, Tennessee, was a member of the 82nd Airborne. He was 23.
Marine Staff Sergeant Darin Ho...