Dignified Transfer at Dover Air Force Base for Fallen U.S. Service Members Killed in Syria
DOVER, Delaware – President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base Saturday morning to meet with the families of four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week.
President Trump and other officials salute during dignified transfers for the remains of fallen US service members at Dover AFB on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/lRmEURLNZ1
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 19, 2019
President Trump was joined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.
Although the trip was not on President Trump’s public schedule for the day, he tweeted his plans this morning before leaving the White House, stating he woule be with the “families of four very special people who lost their lives in service to this country.”
Will be leaving for Dover to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 19, 2019
The bombing was the deadliest attack on U.S. troops since they moved into Syria in 2015.
It comes about a month after the president said ISIS had been defeated, and that he was withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria.
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