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Travel pool report #1 - POTUS in Dover for return of US commando's remains
Linda Feldmann • The Christian Science Monitor
February 1, 2017: 03:32 PM


Embargo is now lifted:

POTUS is arriving shortly or has already arrived in Marine One at Dover Air Force Base for arrival of remains of a US commando killed early Sunday in Yemen during a raid on Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Pool flew in separately from Fort McNair on a V-22 Osprey helo and will not/did not see POTUS land.

The Pentagon has identified the deceased as Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens, 36, of Peoria, Ill. Multiple news outlets have said Owens was a member of SEAL Team 6. The death occurred during the first counter-terrorism operation of the Trump presidency.

Sen. Chris Coons (D) of Delaware is accompanying POTUS on the visit to Dover AFB.

This event is closed press; the Owens family has requested privacy. Pool will hold in a location away from official events.



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