“Coming from a Military family, it’s been tough to find the words to express how I feel for what’s happened in Afghanistan,” Aldean captioned the touching tribute video. “It’s heartbreaking and unforgivable. We appreciate your service and thank you all for your sacrifice. ”
The “If I Didn’t Love You” singer shared a slideshow-style video honoring the fallen heroes soundtracked by his song “Drink One For Me,” a track co-written by Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley and Tony Martin, that appears on Aldean’s fifth studio album, Night Train.
The video, shared by Aldean on Instagram, shows photos of the soldiers who lost their lives following an attack on Thursday, August 26, at an airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, which killed 13 and wounded at least 18 others. The tragic day now marks one of the deadliest days for American Troops in 10 years.
Watch the heartfelt video from Aldean below.
Aldean’s wife Brittany also shared tribute posts to the fallen Soldiers with a heartfelt message on Instagram.
“Remember the reason you are able to sleep peacefully at night,” Brittany captioned a photo of several members of the U.S. military. “Remember the sacrifices made by the men and women in the military, and their families. EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD BE ANGRY. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED. God bless them all🇺🇸💔🙏🏼”
In addition to sharing a photo with a heartfelt message, Brittany also shared the aforementioned tribute video that Aldean posted alongside a caption that read, “I can’t seem to shake the heartache💔 Bless our troops, the current ones and those who’ve paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure we are all safe. We are forever grateful. Lord, please lift up their families🙌🏼🇺🇸”
The 13 members of the United States’ military, who lost their lives in the violent attack, included 10 Marines, two Army Soldiers and a Navy Corpsman.
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City
Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Mass.
Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento, Calif.
Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, Calif.
Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23, of Omaha.
Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Ind.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, Mo.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20, of Jackson, Wyo.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, Calif.
Navy Hospitalman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio.
Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tenn.