Look at these Marines. No wonder it happened.

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The number of U.S. service members killed in a series of attacks outside of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Thursday is now 13, with another 18 wounded, according to a spokesman for U.S. Central Command. Looking at this image you can understand how so many perished as a result of a homicide bomber.

In a statement, Marine Commandant Gen. David Berger said these “fallen heroes answered the call to go into harm’s way to do the honorable work of helping others. We are proud of their service and deeply saddened by their loss. As we mourn, we also keep those who are still over there protecting Americans and our Afghan partners at the forefront of our thoughts. Our Marines will continue the mission, carrying on our Corps’ legacy of always standing ready to meet the challenges of every extraordinary task our Nation requires of her Marines.

“I am continually humbled by the courage and warrior spirit exhibited every day by Marines across the globe,” he said. “The sacrifices Marines make on behalf of freedom must never go unnoticed or unappreciated. I ask that you keep these Marines and service members, and especially their families, in your thoughts and prayers.”

This Marine wants answers – UPDATE HE WAS FIRED FOR THIS

The video was posted online Thursday evening by Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, who identified himself as the Battalion Commander for Advanced Infantry Training Battalion. According to his official bio, Scheller is stationed at School of Infantry East at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and took over the post as the AITB commander in June 2021.

The infantry officer begins the message by addressing the terrorist attack at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan by Islamic State militants on Thursday, which claimed the lives of 13 U.S. service members, including 10 Marines.