David Espinoza Wiki – David Espinoza Biography
David Espinoza was a Marine from Laredo, Texas, who was among the 13 American troops and more than a hundred Afghans killed in a suicide bombing Thursday near Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, local officials said Friday.
The City of Laredo identified Espinoza as one of the U.S. service members killed in the attack in the capital of Kabul.
He was 20 years old.
David Espinoza Killed in Kabul Airport Blast
Espinoza was a native of Laredo, Texas, who released a statement confirming his death.
Mr. Espinoza, a Laredo Marine killed in Afghanistan, embodied the values of America: grit, dedication, service, and valor. When he joined the military after high school, he did so with the intention of protecting our nation and demonstrating his selfless acts of service.
— Rep. Henry Cuellar (@RepCuellar) August 27, 2021
“Mr Espinoza embodied the values of America: grit, dedication, service, and valour,” Cuellar said. “When he joined the military after high school, he did so intending to protect our nation and demonstrate his selfless acts of service.”
Education And Career
Espinoza was born in Laredo but grew up in Rio Bravo, KGNS-TV reported. He attended Lyndon B. Johnson High School in Laredo.
Espinoza graduated from Lyndon B. Johnson High School in Laredo in 2019 and is survived by his brother, mother and stepfather, Cuellar’s office said.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered flags in the state to be flown at half-staff until sunset on Monday in honour of Espinoza and other military members killed in the attack.
Kabul Airport Blast Victims
The death toll from the blast includes 11 U.S. Marines, a Navy hospital corpsman, and one Army soldier, American officials said. At least 18 U.S. service members were injured. It was the deadliest day for American forces in Afghanistan since August 2011.
About 169 Afghan people died, officials told the Associated Press. CBS News was reporting that number at 170.
Evacuations of Americans and their allies were continuing in Afghanistan. The military’s target date for withdrawal from the country is Aug. 31