Vigil held for slain US Marine in her home city

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Kathy Cuevas, of Lawrence, holds up a photo and shouts out the name of Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, during a vigil for the U.S. Marine who was among 13 killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in her hometown of Lawrence, Mass. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A U.S. Marine who was among 13 killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan was honored Tuesday evening in her hometown. Officials in Lawrence, Massachusetts, held a vigil with Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo’s family at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The 25-year-old died in the Aug. 26 bombing at the airport in Kabul, where people were being evacuated amid the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. A dozen other U.S. service members and 169 Afghans were killed. Dozens attended a separate vigil in Rosario’s memory last weekend in Boston.

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