On Wednesday, Senators Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., launched the bipartisan invoice to provide the 13 fallen service members killed in the course of the lethal troop withdrawal from Afghanistan the Congressional Gold Medal.
“13 courageous women and men gave the final full measure to guard People and our Afghan allies at a vital second in our nation’s historical past—they’re American heroes,” Daines stated in a press launch first obtained by Fox Information.
“Because the U.S. concludes 20-years of fight in Afghanistan, I imagine it’s becoming that Congress commemorates their sacrifice on this second with the Congressional Gold Medal,” he continued. “On behalf of a grateful nation, thanks to those heroes and their households, and to all who put on the uniform and shield our freedom.”
Warren echoed her Republican colleague, saying the service members, together with her fallen constituent Marine Corps. Sergeant Johanny Rosario Pichardo, deserved the distinction for his or her career-long “unbelievable braveness” and their “heroic service.”
“We should always honor these 13 servicemembers, together with U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo of Lawrence, Massachusetts, who have been killed final month in Afghanistan whereas serving our nation and dealing to guard the lives of others,” Warren stated within the launch.
“These people demonstrated unbelievable braveness all through their careers, and we owe it to them to go laws to acknowledge their heroic service with the Congressional Gold Medal,” she added.
Daines and Warren are main the bipartisan invoice with 30 of their colleagues, together with Republican Senators Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Mike Barrasso of Wyoming, and Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Dianne Feinstein of California, amongst others.
Rep. Lisa McClain, R-Mich., beforehand launched the Home companion invoice to the senators’ measure final month.
McClain launched her invoice 5 days after the lethal blasts in Kabul.
A suicide bombing perpetrated by terror group ISIS-Okay rocked the Kabul airport, inflicting scores of casualties because the U.S. scrambled to satisfy the looming Aug. 31 troop withdrawal date.
13 service members have been killed within the blast.
Houston Keene is a reporter for Fox Information Digital. You’ll find him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene.