Deepest Condolences
"On behalf of U.S. Central Command, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of three U.S. Marines who died in service to our country. Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman, Operation Resolute Support Staff Sgt. Benjamin Hines, Operation Resolute Support Sgt. Robert Hendriks, Operation Resolute Support Their loss is a tragic reminder of the tremendous risks our men and women undertake to serve our nation at home and abroad. Their sacrifices will not be forgotten." - General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., U.S. Marines