Mayor Sammy Phillips
Statement on the Death of US Service Members
Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul
Jacksonville Mayor Sammy Phillips issued a statement on US Marines and Navy Corpsman killed in Kabul earlier today.
On behalf of the City of Jacksonville and the City Council, we mourn the loss of the 13 military service members including US Marines and a Navy Corpsman killed in Kabul earlier today.
We pray that there is no further loss from this event which is unfolding now in Kabul, Afghanistan. I have asked that all City flags be flown at half-mast.
Although we do not yet have the names of those individuals, the City of Jacksonville shares in their loss. We are One City, One Community and One Marine family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families who have lost loved ones today, and to those still overseas risking their lives as we speak.
Mayor Sammy Phillips, Fire Chief Tee Tallman and Andrea Davis of the Onslow Civic Affairs Committee placed a wreath at the Freedom Fountain in downtown Jacksonville to place a wreath in honor of their memory.