Marine Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez honored in dignified transfer Aug. 29, 2021

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 was one of 13 service members supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel who died August 26, 2021 as the result of an enemy attack while supporting non-combatant evacuation operations in Kabul, Afghanistan.

A dignified transfer was held Aug. 29, 2021 at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. The photos in this post are from the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations website.

A dignified transfer is conducted for every U.S. military member who dies in the theater of operation while in the service of their country. More information can be found here.

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden met with the families of the fallen American service members this morning before participating in the dignified transfer.

We join our community in mourning and extend our condolences to everyone affected. We will share additional information as it becomes available.

Additional information on our website can be found here.


A U.S. Marine Corps carry team transfers the remains of Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez of Logansport, Indiana, August 29, 2021 at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Sanchez was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jason Minto)
A U.S. Marine Corps carry team transfers the remains of Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez of Logansport, Indiana, August 29, 2021 at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Sanchez was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jason Minto)
A U.S. Marine Corps carry team transfers the remains of Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez of Logansport, Indiana, August 29, 2021 at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Sanchez was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jason Minto)