Carper Statement on the Deaths of U.S. Service Members in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) released the following statement on the tragic deaths of U.S. service members in Afghanistan:

“This is heartbreaking. The senseless attacks that took place outside the airport in Kabul today took the lives of at least a dozen U.S. service members, as well as many innocent Afghan civilians seeking safe haven. Along with those killed, we know of at least fifteen injured U.S. service members, and I am praying for their recovery. I know one too many families in Delaware and across our country who have lost a son or daughter in combat. As a father and 23-year Navy veteran, my deepest and most sincere condolences go to these brave service members’ families and loved ones. I’m thankful for the troops and State Department personnel who are still on the ground continuing to work tirelessly to get Americans, diplomats, and our Afghan allies to safety. We owe them and their families a great debt of gratitude.”