Dean Mark P. Taylor shared this message with the WashU Olin community today.
To the Olin community,
My thoughts today are with the families of those who died in a terrorist bombing on Thursday in Kabul—and, in particular, the families of the 13 US troops who were among those killed, as well as the 18 injured.
As a community of compassion and commitment, we all were thrown back by this news, coming amid the turmoil and confusion gripping Afghanistan today. We stand in solidarity with those in our community who have served our nation as soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines.
Many of our colleagues, students and alumni serve now. Many are members of the Olin Veterans Association. All have made great sacrifices to serve us and our country, and they continue to serve our community today as leaders, partners, classmates and scholars.
We are in their debt, and we honor them by taking time to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
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