Flags at half-staff until sunset August 30, 2021 to honor U.S. service members and other victims killed in Aug. 26 terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

Last Updated on August 28, 2021 by Office of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb

On August 28, 2021, the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed that Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Indiana died August 26, 2021 as the result of an enemy attack while supporting non-combatant evacuation operations in Kabul, Afghanistan.

On August 27, Governor Eric Holcomb directed that flags be flown at half-staff. Statements issued that day by the Governor and Lt. Governor prior to identification of the victims are also included below.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb is directing flags to be flown at half-staff to honor and pay our respects to the U.S. service members and other victims killed in the terrorist attack on August 26, 2021 in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset on Monday, August 30, 2021.

Gov. Holcomb also asks businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff.

SOURCE: News release from Office of Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb

Read the Presidential Proclamation here.


INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb offered the following statement regarding the deaths of 13 U.S. military members killed in a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

“Indiana grieves alongside the world on the loss of the 13 U.S. service members who put their lives on the line to protect our country. I would ask that every Hoosier keep their families and loved ones in their thoughts and prayers. As a country and as a state we need to be unified in honoring and paying our respects to the ones who paid the ultimate price. Janet and I will do our part to honor those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.”


STATEHOUSE – Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch offered the following statement regarding the deaths of 13 U.S. military members killed in a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.


“I stand with Hoosiers in sending our heartfelt prayers to the Americans who were tragically killed yesterday in the Kabul airport attack. These brave heroes were assisting and protecting families during the evacuation process, and their service to helping others in times of need should never be forgotten. I hope Hoosiers everywhere will continue their strong support of our military as they work to bring justice to those responsible for this cruel and cowardly attack.”