BREAKING: President Trump Makes Surprise Trip to Receive Navy SEAL Killed in Yemen

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Feb 01, 2017 3:37 PM
BREAKING: President Trump Makes Surprise Trip to Receive Navy SEAL Killed in Yemen

President Trump unexpectedly left the White House Wednesday afternoon to make a surprise visit to Dover Air Force base, where he will receive the remains of fallen NAVY Seal William "Ryan" Owens. The President was escorted across the south lawn to Marine One by his daughter Ivanka Trump around 3:00 pm. 

Chief Petty Officer Owens, who was part of Navy SEAL Team 6, was killed last weekend during an anti-terrorism raid in Yemen. Fourteen members of al Qaeda were killed and according to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, a significant amount of valuable intelligence was collected. 

Owens was 36-years-old and leaves behind a wife and two young children. His death is the first combat fatality under the new administration.

This post has been updated with additional information.