WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump is roving to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware Wednesday afternoon for a attainment of a stays of an American commando killed during a raid in Yemen.
The Pentagon has identified a defunct male as Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, a 36-year-old Navy SEAL. He was killed Sunday during a raid opposite al Qaeda militants in executive Yemen, an operation that left 3 other use members harmed and approximately 30 people dead.
Owens’ is a initial famous fight genocide of a U.S. troops member given Mr. Trump took office. The raid, carried out by Navy SEAL Team 6, was authorized by Mr. Trump.
Mr. Trump’s outing to Delaware’s Dover Air Base was hidden in secrecy. It was not on a president’s daily schedule. A tiny organisation of reporters trafficked with Mr. Trump on a condition that a revisit was not reported until his arrival. He was assimilated by his daughter, Ivanka.
Dover has prolonged been a indicate of entrance for depressed U.S. use members returning home. Former President Barack Obama carried a anathema on media coverage of a cool send ceremonies, yet families might still ask privacy.
Owens’ family is pronounced to have asked that his lapse be kept private. A target of dual bronze stars, a Joint Service Commendation and an Afghanistan Campaign Medal, among others, Owens assimilated a Navy in 1998 and perceived his special crusade training in Coronado, California. In a matter following his death, a Navy Special Command called Owens a “devoted father, a loyal veteran and a smashing husband.”
After Owens’ genocide became known, Mr. Trump pronounced “my deepest thoughts and humblest prayers are with a family of this depressed use member.”
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Delaware) accompanied Mr. Trump on a outing to Dover.