Portman Statement on the American Service Member Deaths in Afghanistan
CINCINNATI, OH – Today, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) released the below statement following the deaths of service members in Afghanistan earlier today:
“Today is a tragic day for our country. For the first time in more than 18 months we have lost members of our armed forces who were serving in Afghanistan to hostile action.
“These brave Marines and Navy Corpsman died honorably trying to save their fellow countrymen and those Afghan allies who have supported our troops, diplomats and citizens for two decades.
“There will be plenty of time for finger pointing and politics. Now is the time to express our gratitude to all the men and women of our armed services who have put themselves in harm’s way and offer our special prayers and condolences to the families and comrades of those who made the ultimate sacrifice today.”