Military
Honoring the 13 Troops KIA in Afghanistan
Military
Death
New York
Created August 27th, 2021
What happened August 26, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan was devastating.

13 service members lost their lives  and at least 13 knocks to notify family members occurred in the late hours and early morning hours. There is nothing worse than the loss of life in such a horrific way. However standing in a family member's living room, watching them cope with the words they just heard and then listening to them call every family member they know to also let them know about their loss, comes pretty close to death. 

August 26th 13 service members were killed and within 24 hours, 13 families were destroyed by the news they received after that knock on their door. Decisions have consequences and now those consequences are literally impacting the families of the 13 service members killed, as well as all that were wounded. 

Let's band together to show these family members we support them in this incredible tragedy. Your single donation will go directly to the family members of those service members who lost their lives.

Your condolences, kind words, and words of encouragement will also be sent to these families to show them that America stands with them. 

The Fund the First team knows and understands the outrage, heartache, and the other myriad of emotions all military families and Americans are feeling, as one of our Co-Founders and COO, is an active duty Marine Corps wife. We care. We're here. We're family.

*Fund the First is waiving the platform fees on this campaign to ensure ALL proceeds are given to the families*

Updates

September 2nd, 2021
Fund the First, Organizer

Thank you for all the generous donations and supportive words to these 13 families of our fallen heroes. We will never forget.

Be sure to share this campaign with your family, friends, colleagues! 

Remember their names:

  1. Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover
  2. Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo
  3. Sgt. Nicole L. Gee
  4. Cpl. Hunter Lopez
  5. Cpl. Daegan W. Page
  6. Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez
  7. Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza
  8. Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz
  9. Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum
  10. Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20
  11. Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui
  12. Navy Hospitalman Maxton W. Soviak
  13. Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss

August 27th, 2021
Fund the First, Organizer

*Fund the First is waiving the platform fees on this campaign to ensure ALL proceeds are given to the families*

Donations & Comments

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Mona Thompson
Mona Thompson donated $100

Thank you Nathan for raising funds and awareness for the families of ours soldiers that sacrificed thier lives for our freedoms. We are so proud of you ! Love you .... grandma and great grandma ❤

4 days ago
Daniel Uher
Daniel Uher donated $25
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INTERNATIONAL AUTOS
INTERNATIONAL AUTOS donated $3,112

FROM THE ENTIRE TEAM OF INTERNATIONAL AUTOS MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN....WE HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE. WE PRAY FOR THE FAMILIES OF THE FALLEN.

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Anonymous
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Jason Barnett
Jason Barnett donated $140
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Greg Jantz
Greg Jantz donated $25
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Les Bois JR High School Boise, ID
Les Bois JR High School Boise, ID donated $352

Les Bois Junior High is excited and proud to be able to donate to such an awesome cause. To bring in money for your cause we held a raffle for students to pie a teacher. It was very successful; we raised over 352 dollars. All the students enjoyed the event as well as the cause the money was going to. Even though it was successful and exciting. We should be even more proud of the 11 Marines, one Navy Corpsman, and one Army soldier to commemorate their services and their sacrifices. We hope all the money raised goes to support the families of the brave soldiers and the true patriots of this country. Most of America undervalues our veterans and active service members that are constantly putting their lives on the line to protect our country. This cause brings awareness to these great soldiers protecting this country at a very dangerous risk. Thanks from Les Bois Junior High, Sincerely, Hudson Snook Team Leader - Les Bois Leadership Seventh Grade - Les Bois Junior High School

1 month ago
Veka Corp
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