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‘Say Their Names’

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  • Exactly one year ago, 13 families who had brothers, sisters, daughters, and sons in Afghanistan helping evacuate more than 120,000 at-risk Afghan allies became Gold Star families — their deaths representing the final U.S. service members killed in the military’s 20 years in Afghanistan.
  • Their loved ones expressed deep feelings of frustration with Washington and with President Joe Biden in particular, whom they accuse of not caring about their loss. They also highlighted newfound ways to honor and promote the legacies of their loved ones, who died helping desperate Afghans flee the repressive return of Taliban rule.

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