Vice President Kamala Harris called the 13 American service members killed in Afghanistan today “heroes” who died saving countless lives, in a statement released Thursday night.
“Doug and I grieve for the Americans we lost, we pray for the Americans injured in the attack, and our hearts go out to their loved ones. We also grieve for the Afghan civilians killed and injured,” Harris wrote in the statement which was released shortly after she arrived in Hawaii for an event with US troops.
“Our country is grateful to all our women and men in uniform, and in particular, those working today to get Americans and our Afghan partners out of harm’s way. And we will complete that mission,” she continued.
“Today, we honor those who gave their lives in service to their nation. We will never forget."