President Trump Travels to Delaware to Receive Remains of Navy SEAL Killed in Raid
WATCH: Pres. Trump and Ivanka Trump board Marine One to Dover Air Force Base for arrival of remains of Navy SEAL killed in raid in Yemen. pic.twitter.com/L8aPpYUziG
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President Trump is making an unexpected trip to Dover Air Force Base today in order to witness the return of a Navy SEAL who died in a counter-terrorism operation on Sunday.
Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens was part of a team leading a raid on an al Qaeda base in Yemen. The raid unexpectedly became a firefight, and though three senior al Qaeda leaders were killed, Owens died from the wounds he suffered during the skirmish.
Trump has been in contact with Owen’s family, and he will be making a closed-press appearance when Owen’s body arrives at the Delaware military base. Trump is flying there on Marine One, and he is joined by his daughter Ivanka, and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE).
The death of Owens marks the first time a member of the military has died under Trump’s command.
Watch above, via ABC.
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