Sgt. Nicole Gee of Sacramento to receive Congressional Gold posthumously – CBS Sacramento
WASHINGTON DC (CBS13 / CNN) – The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill that would award the Congressional Gold Medal to 13 U.S. servicemen killed in a terrorist attack outside the airport in Kabul in August, sending the bill to President Joe Biden’s office for signature.
Among the 13 U.S. service members is Sgt. Nicole L. Gee of Sacramento, along with three other California veterans who lost their lives in the line of duty.
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The bill was passed unanimously by the House in late October, two months after the military was killed while assisting in the military evacuation of the United States from Afghanistan.
“The US military has gone above and beyond the call of duty to protect the citizens of the United States and our allies to ensure they are brought to safety in an extremely dangerous situation as the Taliban regain control Afghanistan, ”the legislation says.
The military were among dozens of people killed in the suicide bomb attack outside Hamid Karzai International Airport, for which ISIS-K claimed credit.
The 13 soldiers were identified as:
Marine Corps Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City
Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, from Lawrence, Massachusetts
Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, from Sacramento, Calif.
Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, from Indio, Calif.
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Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23, Omaha, Nebraska
Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Indiana
Lance Marine Corps Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20, from Rio Bravo, Texas
Lance Marine Corps Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, from St. Charles, Missouri
Lance Marine Corps Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20, from Jackson, Wyoming
Lance Marine Corps Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Lance Marine Corps Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, from Norco, Calif.
Maxton W. Soviak Navy Hospital, 22, Berlin Heights, Ohio
Army sergeant major. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, from Corryton, Tennessee
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