The remains of U.S. Marine Sergeant Johanny Rosario Pichardo, one of 13 American servicemembers killed by a terrorist attack at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan last month, returned home to a hero’s welcome in Massachusetts on Sep. 11.
The date also marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the U.S. by Al Qaeda terrorists in Afghanistan.
The Boston Globe reported:
Rosario Pichardo, 25, was killed when two suicide bombers attacked the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Aug. 26. The marine was screening women and children at the airport who were trying to flee following the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan when two large bombs detonated, killing 12 other servicemembers and at least 170 Afghans.
A charter plane carrying her remains arrived at Logan International Airport Saturday morning. Her mother, grandmother, and three siblings were present as her flag-draped casket was lowered onto the tarmac. Governor