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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Anonymous
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Jacklyn Thompson
Jacklyn Thompson donated $255

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Cash donations from a live acoustic event on Nov 2, 2021, local talent Mark Meyers, @ Jergels in Warrendale PA Sponsored and produced by Motion in Rhythm, LLC. Contact Diane Sippel 724.584.0068

2 weeks ago
Devin Lattuga
Devin Lattuga donated $1,890

Donation from the Military and National Security Law Association at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

2 weeks ago
Holly Sparkman
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Anonymous
Anonymous donated $100
3 weeks ago
Grant Distel
Grant Distel donated $50
3 weeks ago
Connor Tidball
Connor Tidball Silver: Donate at least $500 to earn this badge. donated $500

Donation from Milford Wings and Rings team

3 weeks ago
Honoring the 13 Troops KIA in Afghanistan
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