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
Fundthefirst.com Team, 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
Fundthefirst.com Team, 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
Anonymous donated $11,090

Donation from Fleet Advantage LLC honoring the 13 fallen soldiers

7 months ago
Blackhawk Football Mothers Org
Blackhawk Football Mothers Org donated $7,500
5 months ago
Nassau Police Veterans Association
Nassau Police Veterans Association Diamond: Donate at least $5,000 to earn this badge. donated $6,625

Funds raised by Nassau Police Veterans Association and Mission Epoxy (Vets Meet & Greet/Cornhole Tournament) at BrewSa, Freeport, on Monday, September 20th, 2021. Nassaupoliceveteransassociation.com

7 months ago
100 for 911
100 for 911 Platinum: Donate at least $2,500 to earn this badge. donated $2,500

100 for 911 is a non-profit group of mostly military personnel that have walked 100 miles from McGuire Air Force Base to the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum every September 11th for the last 8 years. IG: @100for911. To the 13 that we lost, thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice to preserve freedom. Rest easy, your brothers and sisters will take it from here!

2 weeks ago
Anonymous
Anonymous donated $25

Was at Frisco Gun Club and saw the signs.

1 month ago
Christopher Bredeson
Christopher Bredeson donated $25
2 months ago
100 for 911
100 for 911 donated $5,000

100 for 911 is a non-profit group of mostly military personnel that have walked 100 miles from McGuire Air Force Base to the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum every September 11th for the last 8 years. IG: @100for911 To the 13 that we lost, thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice to preserve freedom. Rest easy, your brothers and sisters will take it from here!

2 months ago
USAFA PECA
USAFA PECA donated $275

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. -Prior Enlisted Cadets from the Air Force Academy

2 months ago
Susan Feighery
Susan Feighery donated $50
3 months ago
Anonymous
Anonymous donated $100
3 months ago
Anonymous
Anonymous donated $15
3 months ago
Daniel St.John
Daniel St.John donated $100
3 months ago
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 ❤

3 months ago
Honoring the 13 Troops KIA in Afghanistan
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Families of August 26, 2021 KIA
Families of August 26, 2021 KIA
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