Vandals Rip Flags Memorializing Troops Killed in Kabul Attack

President Joe Biden salutes throughout the dignified transfer of the remains of U.S. Military service members who were eliminated by a suicide battle at the Hamid Karzai International Airport, at Dover Flying Force Base in Dover, Del., August 29, 2021. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)

Vandals just recently ripped flags shown in California in honor of the 13 U.S. service members eliminated last month in an ISIS-K attack beyond the Kabul airport in Afghanistan, authorities stated Tuesday. 

The Riverside Cops Department stated a person found that the memorial of 13 American flags and one Marine Corps flag on the fence of the Ivy Street overpass above the 91 Highway had actually been harmed on Monday and without delay called authorities. 

After pictures of the vandalized memorial were published online by the “What is Going on in Riverside County” group, authorities thanked the group for “bringing this crime to our attention.”

Cops stated “it’s obvious the flags were intentionally damaged.”

A set of people assisted to eliminate the harmed flags which were then provided to regional Kid Scout Troop 703 to be retired, authorities stated. Authorities included that, since Tuesday, they did not have a suspect description.

The memorial was put up to honor the eleven Militaries, one Navy sailor, and one Army soldier who were eliminated in the August 26 suicide battle. 10 of the killed service members were based out of California’s Camp Pendleton.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.