A couple from New London who lost a son in Afghanistan reflect on the U.S. withdrawal from that country. Army Private First Class Ryane Clark was 22 when his vehicle was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade on October 4th, 2010. Ryane’s father Rick feels the U.S. should have left Afghanistan 10 years ago.
Clark says he agrees with the decision to withdraw from Afghanistan but it could have been handled differently:
“Without leaving our interpreters and all that behind because they are the ones who are going to suffer. How are they ever going to trust America again if we just pick up and leave.”
The Clarks will be participating in the Minnesota 9-11 20th Anniversary ceremony at the State Capitol. Ryane’s mother Tracy says the names of the Minnesotans who died in action after 9-11 will be read, and they will be able to read their son’s name.