President Donald Trump made an unannounced visit Wednesday, February 1st to Dover Air Force Base for the return of the remains of the US service member killed in the raid in Yemen.
President Trump went to Dover AFB on Marine One, along with his daughter, Ivanka, and Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware.
Chief Petty Officer William “Ryan” Owens, a Navy SEAL, died of wounds suffered during a raid Sunday in Yemen against al Qaeda, according to US Central Command.
Sources in Yemen told CNN that three senior al Qaeda leaders were among those killed. That was later confirmed by a US official.
President Trump, in an unannounced visit, marked the somber occasion by partaking in the dignified transfer ceremony to honor Owens.
President Trump approved the operation, which had been in the planning stages for months under President Barack Obama.