The Marines captured in a photo last week holding a rescued Afghan baby were identified as one of 13 US soldiers killed in the terror attack in Kabul on Thursday.
“I love my job,” said the sergeant. Nicole Gee, 23, captioned the Aug. 20 snapshot on Instagram, showing her looking at the baby in her arms.
The Pentagon then took this photo and shared it on its Twitter account.
“The US military comforted the babies at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan,” the Defense Ministry wrote, attaching a series of candid photos showing camouflaged soldiers caring for children.
According to Stars and Stripes, Gee is a maintenance technician for the 24th Marine Expeditionary Team in Roseville, California. The last time she posted on Instagram was on August 22, this photo shows her watching a long line of evacuees board a plane and flee Kabul.
Nicole Gee was one of the victims of the ISIS-K attack outside the Kabul airport. “Escort the evacuees to the bird,” Ji wrote with a heart-shaped expression.
According to Captain Karen Holliday, Ji was a “model marine” and mourned Ji’s death on her personal Facebook page.
“She is doing God’s work … a fighter,” Holliday wrote, adding that Ji recently received a meritorious promotion to sergeant and boasted of perfect physical condition. Gee’s mission is to help the women and girls at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul escape the repression of the Taliban.
sergeant. Mallory Harrison is Ji’s roommate. They live in a house in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. They paid a heartbreaking tribute to her friend on Facebook Friday night.
Harrison wrote: “I feel very at ease knowing that she left this world to do what she loves to do.” “She is a Marine. She cares about people. She loves very much. She is in this dark world. Of a lighthouse.