Maj. Gen. Chris Donahue, commander of the Navy’s 82nd Airborne Division, modified into the final soldier to go Afghanistan, officials stated Monday.
U.S. Central Insist launched a sigh of Donahue preparing to board the closing militia C-17 cargo airplane to go Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport in Kabul.
Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the pinnacle of Central Insist, urged reporters in a digital briefing that with the departure of the C-17 at 3: 29 p.m. ET, “every single U.S. service member is now out of Afghanistan.”
Donahue “is the closing American service member to go Afghanistan; his departure closes the U.S. mission to evacuate American electorate, Afghan Particular Immigrant Visa applicants, and susceptible Afghans,” Central Insist stated.
The operation evacuated more than 120,000 U.S. electorate, electorate of U.S. allies and Afghan allies in less than three weeks.
With regards to 2,500 service contributors and 3,800 U.S. contractors had been killed in almost 20 years of battle, including 13 service contributors who died Thursday in a terrorist assault outside the Kabul airport.
Dareh Gregorian is a politics reporter for NBC News.