Hundreds Create Memorial At Camp Pendleton To Honor Slain Service Members

Dignifed Transfer Held For 13 Service Members Killed At Kabul Airport

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As the remains of the 13 U.S. service members killed during an attack on the Kabul Airport were brought back home to the U.S., hundreds of people journeyed to MCAS Camp Pendleton to pay their respects to the fallen Marines and Navy Corpsman.

As the names of slain service members stationed at Camp Pendleton were announced by the Department of Defense, mourners began making their way to MCAS Camp Pendleton. The monument sign for the Marine Corps base in San Diego's north county has become a memorial, covered in flowers, candles, stuffed animals and heartfelt signs of condolences.

Beatriz Serafin, who drove from Los Angeles County, told Fox 5 that the country should continue to honor the fallen and those currently serving. “We cannot let whatever it is that is dividing us, get in the way of honoring them and respecting them for what they are doing for us as a country,” she said.

More details about the service members have been released. Below is a list of the fallen service members released Saturday by the U.S. Department of Defense:

For the Marine Corps, the deceased are:

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosariopichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Massachusetts. 

Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento, California. 

Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, California. 

Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska. 

Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Indiana. 

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas. 

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, Missouri.  

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20, of Jackson, Wyoming. 

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, California. 

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, California. 

For the Navy, the deceased is:

Navy Hospitalman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio. 

For the Army, the deceased is

Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tennessee. 

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