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Biden to pay respects to US troops killed in Afghanistan

Joe Biden, Jill Biden
Posted at 9:16 AM, Aug 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-29 09:16:05-04

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is embarking on a solemn journey to honor and mourn the 13 U.S. troops killed in the suicide attack near the Kabul airport as their remains return to U.S. soil from Afghanistan.

Biden and his wife Jill were traveling to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to meet with the families of the fallen and then attend a "dignified transfer" movement.

It's a military ritual of receiving the remains of fallen troops killed in foreign combat.

The dead include a 20-year-old Marine from Wyoming who had been expecting his first child in three weeks and a 22-year-old Navy corpsman who, in his last FaceTime conversation with his mother, assured her he'd stay safe because "my guys got me."