The flags in Riverside honoring the 13 US soldiers killed on August 27 in the Hamid Karzai Airport bombing, in Kabul, Afghanistan, They were vandalized this Monday by unknown persons this Monday. Although the exact moment in which they were violated is not known, a pedestrian observed the violated monument and alerted the local authorities through a Facebook post.
The monument was on the fence over the Ivy Street overpass on Highway 91 as a tribute to the brave soldiers who fell defending their country. The photos of the torn flags were shared in a Facebook group called “What is Going on in Riverside County”, the police saw the publication and thanked that internet community for making the fact known.
Three Marines were from Southern California: Kareem Nikoui (20 years old) from Norco, Dylan Merola (20) from Rancho Cucamonga, and Hunter López (22) from Indio, are among those killed by the Islamic State (IS) in late August, when the United States evacuated their personnel in the Arab country to end an armed conflict that lasted 20 years.