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William 'Ryan' Owens: Trump travels to Dover Air Force base for dignified transfer of U.S. commando

Feb 02, 2017 - The Washington Times

President Trump traveled Wednesday to Dover Air Force Base for the arrival of the remains of a U.S. commando killed in a weekend raid in Yemen, the first military casualty since Mr. Trump became commander in chief.

The Pentagon identified the deceased as Chief Petty Officer William "Ryan" Owens, 36, of Peoria, Illinois.

A member of SEAL Team 6, CPO Owens was killed during a daring predawn raid Sunday on an al Qaeda redoubt in southeastern Yemen, even as U.S. officials were rejecting...