Brother of Marine Killed In Biden's Botched Afghan Withdrawal Commits Suicide At Memorial Service: Report

Brother of Marine Killed In Biden's Botched Afghan Withdrawal Commits Suicide At Memorial Service: Report

Joe Biden’s botched, chaotic, and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan nearly a year ago has claimed another victim, according to reports.

According to reports, Dakota Halverson, 28 died Aug. 9. He was the older brother of Marine Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, 20, one of the 13 U.S. military members killed by suicide bomber at the international airport in Kabul Aug. 26, 2021, just days before the last American military member left the country.

“The older brother of one of the 13 KIA in Kabul recently killed himself at his little brother’s memorial,” Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL) tweeted on Saturday.

“Please pray for his family. There MUST be accountability for this continued carnage,” he noted further.

Per BizPac Review, “The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department confirmed in a press release that on Aug. 9, Halverson died at the site of his younger brother’s memorial and it was later determined to be a suicide.”

Shana Chappell, Nikoui’s mother, was openly critical of President Biden since the loss of her first son, but now she has to grieve the loss of a second son.

“The month Of August has been very hard so far with the one year coming up,” she posted to Facebook. “I look at my kids as strong and like they can handle anything. That was my mistake. My son Dakota has been talking a lot lately about how he just wants to be with Kareem, how much he misses him, etc… We all feel that way so i didn’t see the signs. This morning my son Dakota went to be with His brother Kareem.”

“I would love if somehow my President (you Mr. Trump) could be present as i lay my Beautiful baby boy Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui to rest,” Campbell noted last year, according to The Daily Wire.

“It would be such an honor to meet the real President of the United States of America, President Trump,” she continued. “I love you and America loves you.”

The father of the fallen Marine, Steve Nikoui, shared thoughts about losing his son during an interview following the Kabul bombing.

“He really loved that [Marine Corps] family,” Nikoui’s father said, according to the Daily Beast. “He was devoted — he was going to make a career out of this, and he wanted to go. No hesitation for him to be called to duty.”

In a later statement, Campbell described how Halverson would “sneak into the cemetery at night and sleep on Kareem’s resting place” while also noting important it was to look for any signs that a loved one may be struggling to accept something more than is outwardly apparent.

She then went on: “I’m not gonna make this a political post but this is the ripple effect! Now my kids have lost another brother. My family has lost another loving family member and Dakotas friends have lost a true friend! I’m still in shock over this and honestly when the shock wears off i don’t know how i am gonna pull through this.”

Campbell then included hashtags for suicide awareness as well as “#fjb” — which, in recent months, has come to be associated with a vulgar slur against President Biden.


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