Logansport, Indiana, man among soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Logansport, Indiana, man among soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Humberto Sanchez, a Marines corporal from Logansport, was one of 13 U.S. service members killed Thursday in Afghanistan.

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The bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul left 11 Marines, a Navy corpsman and another service member dead while the U.S. and allied forces scrambled to evacuate people from Afghanistan.

Sanchez was serving, according to the Department of Defense, in the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, out of Camp Pendleton, California.

Sanchez, 22, graduated from Logansport High School in 2017. During high school, he played varsity soccer and was a “dedicated artist,” principal Matt Jones shared with IndyStar. He also took honors and dual credit college classes before joining five other people in his graduating class who enlisted in the Marines.

He was on homecoming court his senior year. 

“Humberto was a bright, athletic young man who was popular, well-liked by his soccer teammates, classmates, coaches, and teachers,” Jones wrote. “He was honored to be putting on the Marine uniform and serving his country.”

Islamic State terror group ISIS-K claimed to be behind the attack, and the U.S. military launched a drone strike Friday after President Joe Biden vowed revenge.

In all, Thursday’s bombing killed at least 160 people and wounded at least 18 other troops.


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