Death of Hispanic soldier in suicide attack in Kabul is confirmed

A Hispanic soldier of the US Marines died in the suicide attack in Kabul. He was the son of immigrants and is survived by his mother. The...

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  • A Hispanic soldier of the US Marines died in the suicide attack in Kabul.
  • He was the son of immigrants and is survived by his mother.
  • The Governor of Texas ordered the flags at half mast in his honor.

Hispanic soldier David Espinoza, of the US Marines, was one of the victims of the suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. The soldier was just 20 years old and the son of an immigrant family from Laredo, Texas. The governor of the state, Greg Abbott, ordered the flags to be lowered to half mast as a sign of mourning for the death of the Hispanic soldier.

David H. Berger, commander-in-chief of the United States Marine Corps, confirmed the death of 11 of his soldiers during a suicide attack with a bomb on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, during the evacuation maneuvers of Americans and Afghan refugees.

David Espinoza dies in a suicide attack in Afghanistan

David Espinoza dies in a suicide attack in Afghanistan
David Lee Garza, 20, was originally from Laredo, Texas and was killed in a suicide attack by radical Islamists in Kabul, Afghanistan. (PHOTO: Special for MundoHispánico)

At noon on Friday, August 27, 2021, United States time, a part of the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul is already under control of the armed forces of the radical Islamist regime of the Taliban and which are contained by US troops. Marines, who resist the siege.

Henry Cuéllar, representative for the 28th District of Texas in the United States Congress, confirmed in a statement the death of young Hispanic soldier David Espinoza, from the US Marines combat corps and who graduated from Lyndon B. Johnson High School in Laredo Texas. Filed Under: Private David Espinoza.

“Determination, dedication, service and courage”

"Determination, dedication, service and courage"
PHOTO: Special for MundoHispánico

“David Espinoza embodies America’s values: determination, dedication, service, and courage … when he joined the military after high school, he did so with the intention of protecting our nation and demonstrating his selfless acts of service.” Henry Cuéllar said in a statement, recalling the fallen marine in service to the country.

“For him and for all the fallen heroes in Afghanistan I cry. My heart goes out to David Espinoza’s family at this difficult time. The brave never die. Mr. David Espinoza is a hero, ”concluded Henry Cuéllar in his statement on Friday, August 27 in the afternoon. Filed Under: Private David Espinoza.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family”

PHOTO: Taken from Twitter

The militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the suicide attack that took place when US Marines soldiers coordinated the departure of United States citizens, trapped in Afghanistan along with citizens of other countries and some Afghan civilians.

The Laredo Police Department (LPD), in Texas, added to the grief over the death of young soldier David Lee Espinoza. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the fallen soldier … with his friends and with his fellow US Marines,” the LPD said in its statement. Filed Under: Private David Espinoza.

David Espinoza, a fallen hero

David Espinoza, a fallen hero
PHOTO: Taken from Twitter

David Lee Espinoza was born in Laredo, but moved with his family to the small city of Río Bravo, in southeastern Texas, and Mayor Gilbert Aguilar of that town also issued a statement to mourn the death of the brave US Marine soldier. , fallen in the line of duty.

“We mourn our loss … our souls cry, he fought and died for what he believed,” said Mayor Aguilar about the courage of soldier David Espinoza and explained that “our flag will wave, our anthem will sound … invaluable are the memories of the time we spent with you … We will bury a fallen hero ”. Filed Under: Private David Espinoza.

In total 13 soldiers died in the attack

In total 13 soldiers died in the attack
PHOTO: Taken from Twitter

In total, 13 members of the Armed Forces were killed in the attack by the radical Islamist in Kabul, ten of whom were from the US Marines, two from the Navy Navy and one of the United States Army. Some of the fallen boys were in the elite US forces protecting civilians.

Another 18 soldiers, from different branches of the Armed Forces, were also wounded during the suicide bomb attack. Jim Stenger, a spokesman for the US Marines, revealed in a statement sent to MundoHispánico 12 Afghan civilians were also killed in the attack. Filed Under: Private David Espinoza.

Private David Espinoza is survived by his mother

Private David Espinoza is survived by his mother
PHOTO: Taken from Twitter

Young soldier David Lee Espinoza just graduated from high school last year and as soon as he finished his studies, he enlisted in the US Marines. He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Holguín, and his stepfather. The United States Department of Defense it has not revealed the names of the 13 soldiers who fell in the line of duty.

David Berger, general of the US Marines, in the midst of the pain over the loss of his soldiers also praised his vocation of service to give his life to defend the lives of civilians at risk, during the evacuation operation ordered by the United States government. United to finish before August 31. Filed Under: Private David Espinoza.

“These heroes answered the call to go to danger”

"These heroes answered the call to go to danger"
PHOTO: Taken from Twitter

“These heroes… answered the call to go into danger to do the honorable work of helping others. We are proud of their service and deeply saddened by their loss… while we mourn, we also support those who are still there protecting the Americans and our Afghan partners, ”General Berger said.

According to the United States Department of Defense, the attacks have killed 170 people, mostly Afghan civilians, after the Taliban seized power in the Afghan government. In total, more than 100,000 people have been evacuated from that country, in what has become a true humanitarian crisis. Filed Under: Private David Espinoza.

The Taliban regime gains positions at the airport

The Taliban regime gains positions at the airport
PHOTO: United States Marine Corps

Ned Price, spokesman for Department of State of the United States, confirmed in a press conference on Friday, August 27, 2021 that only the 13 soldiers were killed and that there are no American civilians killed in the attacks. The official said that all diplomats from his department assigned to Afghanistan remain at the airport.

The Taliban regime of fundamentalist Islamists, as it gains positions to control Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, has said that the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey will support them with logistics and training to operate its international air station. Filed Under: Private David Espinoza.

The United States does not recognize the Taliban regime

The United States does not recognize the Taliban regime
PHOTO: Taken from Twitter

Joe Biden, president of the United States, had ordered that all the military and civilian forces of his country evacuate Afghanistan before midnight on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Jen Psaki, the spokeswoman for the White House, stressed that the Biden government is in no rush to formally recognize the Taliban government.

“Let me be very clear, there is no rush for recognition of any kind from the United States, or from our international allies we have spoken with, to recognize the Taliban government of Afghanistan,” Jen Psaki said in her morning press conference. Friday, August 27. Filed Under: Private David Espinoza.

The most dangerous days are coming

The most dangerous days are coming
PHOTO: Taken from Twitter

Jen Psaki admitted that President Joe Biden’s military advisers warned her that the last days of the occupation by US forces in Afghanistan may be the most dangerous and warned her of the possibility of other suicide attacks, such as the one perpetrated by militants. of the ISIS and in which David Lee Espinoza died.

According to the central command of the US Marines as of Friday afternoon US time, 2,000 Marines still remain at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, as the last containment barrier to protect civilians from different countries of the attacks. Private David Lee Espinoza was one of them. Filed Under: Private David Espinoza.

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