Duke Energy Pays Tribute To Hoosier Marines Killed, Wounded In Afghanistan

Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 3:59 PM

By Duke Energy, news release

The company has made a donation to USO Indiana.

(Plainfield, Ind.) - The Duke Energy Foundation and “Together We Stand”, a veteran-focused Duke Energy employee resource group, have made a contribution of $2,500 to USO Indiana in honor of two Indiana service members who were victims of a deadly terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan last week.

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto Sanchez of Logansport, Ind. was one of 13 U.S. service members killed in a suicide bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport last Thursday. U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Kelsee Lainhart of St. Leon, Ind. was also injured in the attack.

“Duke Energy joins communities across the state of Indiana in sending our deepest condolences to the loved ones of U.S. forces killed and wounded in the terrorist attack in Kabul,” said Duke Energy Indiana government and community relations manager Chip Obren. “Serving our communities is an intergral part of Duke Energy’s culture and we are honored to pay a small debt of gratitude to the immeasurable service and sacrifice of Corporals Sanchez and Lainhart through this contribution to USO Indiana.”

USO Indiana is a 501c3 charitable organization that strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home, and country throughout their service to the nation. There are five USO centers throughout the state and several outreach programs. USO Indiana’s Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program, Oxygen Stronger Families Seminars, unit events, and care package distribution are just a few of the many ways that they are able to provide quality support to Hoosier military men and women. All services are free of charge to the more than 100,000 service members and their families that use their centers or participate in their programs every year.


GoFundMe Started For Injured Marine

UPDATE: Kelsee Lainhart Back In The States; Recovering At DC Hospital

Local U.S. Marine Injured In Kabul Airport Attack

More from Local News


South Ripley & Superintendent Recognized by Champions Together

In 2023, South Ripley High School became the first and only school in the State of Indiana to earn the National Banner for a second time.

Dearborn County Fair 4H Royalty Crowned

Congratulations to the 11 individuals on the court.

First of Six SIRC Races Takes in Rushville

The Southeastern Indiana Racing Circuit returns June 29.

Harrison's Schafer Wins 5K Run, Osgood's Pohle Takes 5-Miler at Lauren's Burg Hill

All proceeds from the event support Lauren's Fight for Cure.

Noah Knigga Verbally Commits to Eastern Michigan

Another SEI star is heading to the MAC.

On Air

Your Hometown Radio Station playing
Drew Baldridge - She's Somebody's Daughter

Blake Shelton Hell Right 18:28
David Lee Murphy Party Crowd 18:24
Patty Loveless I'm That Kind Of Girl 18:21
Rodney Atkins Farmer's Daughter 18:17