Channing Tatum pays tribute to soldier who died in Afghanistan

Channing Tatum Pays Emotional Tribute to Soldier Who Died in Afghanistan

Channing Tatum posted an emotional message to Instagram in memory of First Sergeant Peter Andrew McKenna after he was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan this weekend. He was 35.

"I'd like to offer my deepest condolences to the family of First Sergeant Peter Andrew McKenna, a brave soldier we had the honor of meeting in Afghanistan," Tatum wrote on Monday. "He tragically lost his life in an attack on one of the bases we visited on @theuso tour back in February. Let's always remember to thank the men and women who serve this county and so often sacrifice their own lives for ours."

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In the image, the 35-year-old actor and McKenna are posing with Tatum's Magic Mike XXL co-star Adam Rodriguez and actor Nick Zano.

The actor concluded his caption: "I am glad to have met First Sergeant Peter Andrew McKenna from Bristol, Rhode Island and I wish him that peace in the next life."

Zano, 37, also shared his condolences following news of McKenna's death. "It is with a heavy heart to share the passing of an extraordinary serviceman I got to meet while in Afghanistan," the 2 Broke Girls actor wrote. "Peter McKenna was a highly decorated and respected member of our military who was going into his sixth tour of duty. Brave isn't the word that fully describes that sort of commitment to his country and brothers in arms."

Like Rodriguez, Zano was adamant about remembering those serving in the armed forces. "This is a reminder that our men and women are still there. No matter your view on these conflicts, we should always stand next to our servicemen," he continued. "To his parents, Peter and Carol McKenna of Bristol, Rhode Island, I am sorry for your loss. Thank you Peter... Rest in peace."

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TheBoston Globe reports that there were two attacks in Kabul Friday that killed "scores and injured hundreds."

According to the newspaper, a truck filled with explosives was detonated near the wall of an Afghan army base. It left 15 dead and 400 injured on Friday morning. That night, a suicide bomber hit the police academy, killing at least 26 recruits, and injuring 27 people, the Khaama Press, an Afghan news agency, reported. It is not known which attack killed McKenna.

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