Statement from Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos

Published on Saturday, August 28, 2021

My thoughts and prayers remain with the families of the 13 men and women who gave their lives in service to our nation in the attack at the Kabul airport on Thursday.

Among them a Dominican American, Sgt. Johanny Rosario, USMC, from Lawrence, MA.

America grieves for all those lost in this senseless attack, and I extend my deepest sympathies to all the families who lost a loved one that day.

As a woman and as a proud Dominican American, I share in the grief of Sgt. Rosario’s family here in the United States and in the Dominican Republic.

We are indebted to these brave men and women, and it’s my sincere hope that their families find peace in the days to come.

Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos

State of Rhode Island