Indiana leaders issue statements on the death of U.S. Marine Corporal Humberto Sanchez of Logansport

Last Updated on August 29, 2021 by Cass County Online

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.

Statements we have received from state leaders have been included below and we will update as necessary.

We join our community in mourning and extend our condolences to everyone affected.

Additional information from our website can be found here.


INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 28, 2021 )— Governor Eric J. Holcomb offered the following statement regarding U.S. Marine Corporal Humberto Sanchez who was killed in the terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

I ask all Hoosiers so inclined to send prayers to the family of one of America’s finest, U.S. Marine, Corporal Humberto Sanchez.

Few among us answer a call of duty so dangerous as Corporal Sanchez volunteered to do. In doing so, he made the ultimate sacrifice so others could live and find freedom.

While Janet and I mourn his loss, we hold up his incredible legacy of service above self and vow to honor him in every way we know how.


STATEHOUSE (Aug. 28, 2021) – Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch offered the following statement regarding U.S. Marine Corporal Humberto Sanchez who was killed in the terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

“I join Logansport, Cass County and Hoosiers across the state in mourning U.S. Marine, Corporal Humberto Sanchez. His bravery for answering the call to protect Americans, our freedom and our nation should always be remembered. I am praying for his family, friends and community that loved him and his selfless sacrifice.”


Attorney General Todd Rokita


U.S. Senator Mike Braun


U.S. Senator Todd Young


Congressman Jim Baird


State Senator Stacey Donato


Former U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly