Trump Makes Unannounced Trip To Honor Fallen Navy SEAL From Peoria

February 01, 2017
Marine One, with President Donald Trump, lands at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Trump traveled to Dover AFB to meet with family members of Chief of Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens 36, of Peoria.

Marine One, with President Donald Trump, lands at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Trump traveled to Dover AFB to meet with family members of Chief of Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens, 36, of Peoria, the U.S. service member who was killed in a raid in Yemen.

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President Donald Trump is making an unannounced trip to honor the returning remains of a U.S. Navy SEAL from Peoria killed during a weekend raid on an al-Qaida base in Yemen. Trump was to arrive Wednesday afternoon at Delaware's Dover Air Force Base. Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan'' Owens, 36, was the first known U.S. combat casualty since Trump took office less than two weeks ago.

Three other Americans were wounded in the operation, which was planned by former President Barack Obama's administration but approved by Trump.

Trump was expected to join Owens' family for a private ceremony.

The trip was not on Trump's public schedule. A small group of journalists traveled with Trump on the condition that the visit was not reported in advance.

Story source: AP