WATCH: Jason Aldean Honors U.S. Military Heroes Killed in Afghanistan with ‘Drink One For Me’

Heartbroken over the recent loss of 13 members of the United States’ military, Jason Aldean took to social media to…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 4, 2021

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Jason Aldean; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Heartbroken over the recent loss of 13 members of the United States’ military, Jason Aldean took to social media to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers. 

The Georgia native shared a compilation video featuring photos of the U.S. service members who lost their lives following an attack on the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. The attack, which took place on Thursday. August 26, marked one of the deadliest days for American military in the past 10 years of the war in Afghanistan.  

“Coming from a Military family, it’s been tough to find the words to express how I feel for what’s happened in Afghanistan,” Aldean wrote. “It’s heartbreaking and unforgivable. We appreciate your service and thank you all for your sacrifice. 🙏🏼”

The video was set to Aldean’s song “Drink One For Me,” which appears on his fifth studio album, Night Train. “Drink One For Me” was written by Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley and Tony Martin. 

“You don’t know how bad/ I wish I was home/ Can’t wait to get back,/ But while I’m gone/ Y’all carry on,” Aldean sings on the opening verse. 

See Aldean’s tribute to the fallen soldiers below. 


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The U.S. troops who lost their lives in the vicious attack were: 

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City

Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Mass.

Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento, Calif.

Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, Calif.

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

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

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

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, Mo.

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

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

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

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

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

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