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Myrtle Beach Pelicans leaving 13 seats empty for 13 fallen U.S. service members

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans announced that 13 seats will be left empty at the ballpark to honor...
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans announced that 13 seats will be left empty at the ballpark to honor the 13 troops who were killed in a suicide bombing at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport.(Source: Myrtle Beach Pelicans)
Published: Aug. 31, 2021 at 8:27 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – The Myrtle Beach Pelicans will be honoring 13 U.S. service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the rest of the season.

The Pelicans announced that 13 seats will be left empty at the ballpark to honor the 13 troops who were killed in a suicide bombing at Afghanistan’s Kabul airport. The seats have a yellow ribbon along with pictures of the fallen service members.

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Eleven Marines, one Navy sailor and one Army soldier were among the dead, while 18 other U.S. service members were wounded in last Thursday’s bombing, which was blamed on Afghanistan’s offshoot of the Islamic State group.

The explosion also claimed the lives of more than 160 Afghans who were trying to evacuate the country.

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