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Hometowns mourn U.S. soldiers killed in Afghan airport blast

Fellow Marines who served in Bahrain with Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, who was among 13 U.S. service members killed in the airport suicide bombing in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, pay their respects in her hometown in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2021.   REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi

Fellow Marines who served in Bahrain with Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, who was among 13 U.S. service members killed in the airport suicide bombing in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, pay their respects in her hometown in Lawrence,...more

Fellow Marines who served in Bahrain with Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, who was among 13 U.S. service members killed in the airport suicide bombing in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, pay their respects in her hometown in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2021.   REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi
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Colasa Pichardo embraces her daughter Rosalinda Rosario during the public burial of her other daughter, Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, in her hometown of Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2021.   REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi

Colasa Pichardo embraces her daughter Rosalinda Rosario during the public burial of her other daughter, Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, in her hometown of Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2021.   REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi

Colasa Pichardo embraces her daughter Rosalinda Rosario during the public burial of her other daughter, Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, in her hometown of Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2021.   REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi
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Members of motorcycle groups from across the country line Manchester Street to salute the family and casket of Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2021. REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi

Members of motorcycle groups from across the country line Manchester Street to salute the family and casket of Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2021. REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi

Members of motorcycle groups from across the country line Manchester Street to salute the family and casket of Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2021. REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi
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Mourners pay their respect at a public wake for Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2021.   REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi

Mourners pay their respect at a public wake for Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2021.   REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi

Mourners pay their respect at a public wake for Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 14, 2021.   REUTERS/Faith Ninivaggi
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Well-wishers watch as the remains of Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo arrive in her hometown, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 11, 2021.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Well-wishers watch as the remains of Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo arrive in her hometown, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 11, 2021.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Well-wishers watch as the remains of Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo arrive in her hometown, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 11, 2021.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Community members sing the national anthem at a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Community members sing the national anthem at a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Community members sing the national anthem at a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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A woman reacts as the family of Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo watch her remains arrive in her hometown of Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 11, 2021.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A woman reacts as the family of Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo watch her remains arrive in her hometown of Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 11, 2021.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A woman reacts as the family of Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo watch her remains arrive in her hometown of Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 11, 2021.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Community members hold a sign honoring Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Community members hold a sign honoring Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Community members hold a sign honoring Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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Community members gather for a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Community members gather for a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Community members gather for a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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A memorial set up at a bar for in the hometown of Max Soviak, one of the 13 U.S. service members killed in the airport suicide bombing in Kabul, in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

A memorial set up at a bar for in the hometown of Max Soviak, one of the 13 U.S. service members killed in the airport suicide bombing in Kabul, in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

A memorial set up at a bar for in the hometown of Max Soviak, one of the 13 U.S. service members killed in the airport suicide bombing in Kabul, in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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Service members gather for a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Service members gather for a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Service members gather for a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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People line the streets as the remains of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak are returned to his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

People line the streets as the remains of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak are returned to his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

People line the streets as the remains of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak are returned to his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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Community members sing the national anthem at a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Community members sing the national anthem at a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Community members sing the national anthem at a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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Community members gather for a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Community members gather for a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Community members gather for a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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The Ogando family watches as the hearse carrying Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo arrives in her hometown Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 11, 2021.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The Ogando family watches as the hearse carrying Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo arrives in her hometown Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 11, 2021.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The Ogando family watches as the hearse carrying Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo arrives in her hometown Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 11, 2021.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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People line the streets as the remains of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak are returned to his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

People line the streets as the remains of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak are returned to his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

People line the streets as the remains of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak are returned to his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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A child salutes as the remains of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak are returned to his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

A child salutes as the remains of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak are returned to his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

A child salutes as the remains of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak are returned to his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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A resident looks out her front door while waiting for the return of the remains of Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo to her hometown, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 11, 2021.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A resident looks out her front door while waiting for the return of the remains of Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo to her hometown, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 11, 2021.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A resident looks out her front door while waiting for the return of the remains of Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo to her hometown, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, September 11, 2021.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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A sign placed in honor of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak in his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

A sign placed in honor of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak in his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

A sign placed in honor of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak in his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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A couple embraces as the remains of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak are returned to his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

A couple embraces as the remains of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak are returned to his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

A couple embraces as the remains of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak are returned to his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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People line the streets as the remains of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak are returned to his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

People line the streets as the remains of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak are returned to his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

People line the streets as the remains of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak are returned to his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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People line the streets as the remains of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak are returned to his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

People line the streets as the remains of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak are returned to his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

People line the streets as the remains of Navy Corpsman Max Soviak are returned to his hometown of Berlin Heights, Ohio, September 8, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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Community members gather for a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Community members gather for a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Community members gather for a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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A community member places ribbons on poles in honor of Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

A community member places ribbons on poles in honor of Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

A community member places ribbons on poles in honor of Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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Community members sing the national anthem at a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Community members sing the national anthem at a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger

Community members sing the national anthem at a vigil for Max Soviak in Berlin Heights, Ohio, August 29, 2021.  REUTERS/Megan Jelinger
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