Last Updated on August 30, 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.
As word spread through the community on August 27, local leaders and organizations began sharing their condolences on social media. We have compiled some of them below.
We join our community in mourning and extend our condolences to everyone affected.
Additional information on our website can be found here.
Cass County Commissioners
Friday after noon we learned of the passing of Cpl. Humberto Sanchez. As we all are feeling the loss of a member of our community that has made the ultimate sacrifice, we will be keeping his family, friends and military family in our thoughts and prayers.
When you enlist in the military, at the moment you take the oath, you are writing a blank check to this country with no expiration date. That moment in time signifies you as a hero to this great nation we live in. We pray that the check never gets cashed but unfortunately for some it does, protecting our way of life in the United States of America.
We ask that each and every one of you reading this speak Cpl. Sanchez’s name each and every day and let the legacy he has brought to Cass County live on. Never forget Cpl. Sanchez, the 10 other Marines, the Navy Corpsman and the Soldier who gave their all that day.
Til Valhalla, Semper Fi Marine
Commissioner Ryan Browning, USMC
Commissioner Ruth Baker
Commissioner Mike Stajduhar
Logansport Mayor Chris Martin
Logansport Community School Corporation
Cass County Sheriff’s Department
Logansport Police Department
Logansport Professional Firefighters Local 470