Memorial Fund US Marine SSgt Taylor Hoover

Staff Sergeant Taylor Hoover made the ultimate sacrifice defending Afghan civilians and leading fellow Marines. Taylor was the SSgt in charge at the Abbey gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport. On August 26, 2021 he and some of his younger Marines were on security at the Abbey Gate of the airport when they were engaged by enemy combatants. Taylor was running from position to position locking on his Marines to the enemy when the suicide bomber initiated the explosion at the gate. Taylor succumbed to the over pressure from the blast ultimately taking his life. His selfless service and courage are remembered by those who served with him and those who knew him.

This GoFundMe is to support his mother, siblings, and fiancé during their time of loss, as well as any expenses that arise for the burial.

He is survived by his father Darin, his mother Kelly, his sisters Tori and Ally, and his fiancée Nicole. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Semper Fi, God Bless.



This GoFund me was started by fellow Marines Taylor served with while serving with 3rd Battalion 7th Marines.


Ryan Matthews

Jared Charpentier

Anthony Pen

Dillon Stephens

Hunter Spiri


The funds will be delivered to Taylor’s mother, Kelly Barnett.

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Hunter Spiri
Raised $2,760 from 36 donations
San Clemente, CA
Kelly Henson
Ryan Matthews
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Raised $1,680 from 7 donations
Anthony Pen
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Raised $555 from 7 donations

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