The Bidens meet with households of fallen US troopers after the deadly assault in Kabul

President Joe Biden participates in the dignified transfer of the remains of fallen soldiers at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware.

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WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden traveled to Dover Air Force Base on Sunday to see the dignified transfer of the remains of US soldiers killed in Kabul.

A dignified transfer is a solemn process in which the remains of fallen soldiers are transported from an airplane to a waiting vehicle. A worthy transfer is carried out for every US soldier killed in action.

The Pentagon on Saturday released the names of the 13 US soldiers who were killed in a suicide bombing on a humanitarian evacuation mission in Afghanistan. The remains were flown from Kabul to Kuwait and then to Germany before arriving in Dover.

The President and First Lady met privately with the families of the fallen before watching the movement of the American flag-draped cases from a C-17 military cargo plane into a vehicle.

The solemn movement on Sunday is the first time that Biden has participated in a dignified transfer since taking office.

President Joe Biden and other officials attend Jan.

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley also attended the worthy transfer, along with U.S. Marine Corps Commander Gen. David Berger, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday and U.S. Air Force Col. Chip Hollinger, who oversaw the movement’s military logistics.

The August 26 attack near the gates of Hamid Karzai International Airport that killed 11 Marines, one Marine and one Army soldier is currently under investigation.

The fallen include:

Marine Corps Staff Sgt.Din T. Hoover, 31, from Salt Lake City, Utah

Marine Corps Sgt.Johanny Rosariopichardo, 25, from Lawrence, Massachusetts

Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, from Sacramento, California

Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, from Indio, California

Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska

Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Indiana

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20, from Rio Bravo, Texas

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, from St. Charles, Missouri

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20, of Jackson, Wyoming

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, from Rancho Cucamonga, California

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, California

Navy Hospitalman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, from Berlin Heights, Ohio

Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tennessee.

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