Alpine Tavern in Gaylord, Michigan, is one of many bars across the country holding open a table with 13 beers — many ordered by anonymous patrons — in memory of the 13 service members killed in the Abbey Gate explosion in Kabul Thursday. Photo from Facebook.
In the wake of the Abbey Gate bombing in Kabul that killed 13 Americans, bars, breweries, and restaurants across the country are holding tributes by reserving tables and leaving out 13 beers in memory of those killed. Those taking part vary from bars to dance clubs to Mexican restaurants, but all include a table with 13 beers, undisturbed.
Those killed in the bombing were:
Lance Cpl. David Lee Espinoza, USMC | Laredo, TX
Sgt. Nicole Gee, USMC | Roseville, CA
Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover, USMC | Salt Lake City, UT
Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss, US Army | Knoxville, TN
Cpl. Hunter Lopez, USMC | Indio, CA
Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, USMC | Bondurant, WY
Cpl. Dylan Merola, USMC | Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, USMC | Norco, CA
Cpl. Daegan William-Tyeler Page, USMC | Omaha, NE
Sgt. Johanny Rosario, USMC | Lawrence, MA
Cpl. Humberto Sanchez, USMC | Logansport, IN
Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz, USMC | Wentzville, MO
Navy Corpsman Maxton Soviak, US Navy | Berlin Heights, OH
Matt White is a former senior editor for Coffee or Die Magazine. He was a pararescueman in the Air Force and the Alaska Air National Guard for eight years and has more than a decade of experience in daily and magazine journalism.
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