A photo with the last U.S. serviceman leaving Afghanistan was posted on August 31 by the 18th U.S. Airborne Corps on Twitter.
According to CBSNews, that military man is Maj. Gen. Chris Donahue, who is pictured entering a C-17 plane at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
“His departure closes the U.S. mission to evacuate Americans, allies and vulnerable Afghans,” the network specified.
On Aug. 30, Gen. Kenneth Mackenzie, head of the United States Central Command, confirmed to reporters the departure of the last U.S. Air Force plane from Kabul and the end of the 20-year U.S. mission in Afghanistan.
On the same day, Mohammad Naeem, a spokesman for the Taliban Political Bureau, said that all foreign military personnel had left Afghanistan and the state was now under full Taliban control.
In awe of our Sky Dragon Soldiers.
This was an incredibly tough, pressurized mission filled with multiple complexities, with active threats the entire time. Our troops displayed grit, discipline and empathy.
Below is a picture of the last Soldier to leave Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/LnhBGHUf0M
— XVIII Airborne Corps (@18airbornecorps) August 30, 2021