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Statement by Michele Bachmann Offering Condolences In Light of the Loss of Life in Afghanistan Combat Operations

August 06, 2011

Cedar Rapids, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann issued the following statement in light of the tragic loss of life during combat operations in Afghanistan:

"This morning our nation mourns the terrible loss of life in Afghanistan. I am deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of our brave troops, along with the Afghan forces who were serving alongside them. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who have suffered the grievous loss of a loved one, giving the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country. This tragedy is a sad reminder of the debt of gratitude and honor that we owe to the courageous men and women of the U.S. military, those guardians of freedom who protect American liberty while standing watch on distant ramparts across the world. "

Michele Bachmann, Statement by Michele Bachmann Offering Condolences In Light of the Loss of Life in Afghanistan Combat Operations Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/298671

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