LOGANSPORT, Ind. — An Indiana Marine who was among 13 service members killed in an attack on the Kabul airport was honored Tuesday at funeral services held in Cass County.
Cpl. Humberto Sanchez was buried with full military graveside rites at Mount Hope Cemetery in his native Logansport after a service at LifeGate Church. The funeral service took place at 11 a.m. and was live-streamed on the funeral home's website.
Corporal Humberto Sanchez died in a suicide bombing during the U.S.-led evacuation.
Former Vice President Mike Pence was among the mourners at Life Gate Church on Tuesday in Logansport. Pence, a former Indiana governor, says Sanchez’ sacrifice will inspire generations of Americans. He called it a “work of heart.” The service capped days of heavy emotion in the northern Indiana community. Sanchez, known as Bert, was among 17 members of his Logansport High School class who joined the military after their 2017 graduation.
Marine's body returned to Indiana hometown with procession
Sanchez and 12 other service members were killed in the Aug. 26 attack.
On Monday, Navy Corpsman Maxton William Soviak and U.S. Marines Sgt. Johanny Pichardo were laid to rest in Ohio and Massachusetts, respectively.
A funeral for Marine Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz will be held Thursday in Missouri.