President Trump Traveled to Dover AFB on Saturday to Honor Four Americans Killed in Syria
President Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware Saturday morning to pay his respects to four Americans killed in Syria by a suicide bomber last week, and to meet privately with the families of the fallen. Trump was accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan.
This was Trump’s second visit to Dover. The first was in February 2017 for the return of a Navy SEAL killed in Yemen.
The return of the Americans to Dover was overshadowed by other news this past weekend. Below is a recap:
The four Americans killed in Syria are returning home. pic.twitter.com/wOnLj2l8jB
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) January 19, 2019
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
— Jason Minto (@jasonmintophoto) January 19, 2019
Trump arrives at Dover AFB for ceremonial arrival of the bodies of the four Americans killed this week by a bomb in Syria. pic.twitter.com/FPpw1zLLjg
— Sebastian Smith (@SebastianAFP) January 19, 2019
President Donald Trump and others watch as a transfer case containing the remains of civilian and former Navy SEAL Scott A. Wirtz is carried, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del., after he was killed in Syria. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)@AP @AP_Images @AP_Politics pic.twitter.com/gLNtZhP2qe
— Andrew Harnik (@andyharnik) January 19, 2019
Moments ago, President Trump visited Dover Air Force Base to pay respects to the four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in Syria this week.
— CNN (@CNN) January 19, 2019
President Trump paid tribute today to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week as their remains were brought to Dover Air Force Base. https://t.co/dslONzVumi pic.twitter.com/JptgXaa1YU
— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) January 19, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump salutes as a team moves the remains of Scott A. Wirtz at Dover Air Force Base. Wirtz was working for the Defense Intelligence Agency and was one of four Americans killed by a suicide bomber in Syria. 📷: Mark WIlson pic.twitter.com/GpfT2U9NcV
— Getty Images News (@GettyImagesNews) January 19, 2019
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 19, 2019