Tributes continue to pour in for United States Marine Corps Corporal Hunter Lopez, of Indio, one of the 13 U-S military members killed in the terrorist attack outside Kabul Airport in Afghanistan.
Hunter Lopez attended school in the Desert Sands School District, and spent time as an Explorer Scout at the Riverside County Sheriffs Station in Palm Desert.
His parents are Captain Herman Lopez, who is the Police Chief in La Quinta and is in charge of the Sheriffs Station in Thermal.
And Deputy Alicia Lopez, of the Sheriffs Department.
We also lost 20-year-old Lance Corporal Dylan Merola from Rancho Cucamonga, and 22-year-old lance Corporal Kareem Nikoui from Norco.
Another victim of the terrorist attack at the airport in Afghanistan is Marine Sgt. Nicole Gee.
A photo of Gee, in her combat fatigues, recently holding a very young baby at the airport in Afghanistan, was a a hit on Instagram.
The caption in that photo said “I love my job.”
Gee was from Sacramento, and was just 23.
This undated photo released by the 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton/U.S. Marines shows Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, Calif. Eleven Marines, one Navy sailor and one Army soldier were among the dead, while 18 other U.S. service members were wounded in Thursday Aug. 26, bombing, which was blamed on Afghanistan’s offshoot of the Islamic State group. (U.S. Marines via AP) Aug 30th 2021