For Immediate Release

September 14, 2021

Contact: Katie BoydTate O’Connor

Press Office: 202-224-1403

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Josh Hawley (Mo.) introduced a resolution honoring fallen Marine Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz and all of the Missouri service members who made the ultimate sacrifice as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

“Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz and the 12 other service members who were killed in the attack at the Kabul airport did what only the bravest and most extraordinary Americans do: risked their lives to save others,” said Blunt. “Missouri will forever be indebted to them, and to each and every one of the heroes from our state who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our nation in Afghanistan. We must do our part, every day, to live a life worthy of their sacrifice – never taking for granted the freedom and security we have because they answered the call to serve.”

Click here to read the resolution.


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