Gold Star Wife Salutes Trump's Unannounced Visit to Honor Fallen Navy SEAL
President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka made an unannounced visit to Dover Air Force Base Wednesday to attend the dignified transfer of Chief Petty Officer William Ryan Owens.
The 36-year-old Navy SEAL from Peoria, Ill., was killed during a weekend raid in Yemen. He became the first service member to die for his country during the Trump Administration.
Gold Star wife Jane Horton joined "Fox & Friends" Thursday to share her response to the president's gesture.
"The president's actions did not go unnoticed by the military community and especially the Gold Star family community," she said.
Horton's husband, Chris, was a U.S. Army sniper killed in September 2011, three months after he was deployed to Afghanistan.
Attending Chief Ryan Owens' Dignified Transfer yesterday with my daughter Ivanka was my great honor. To a great and brave man - thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017
Horton said she has met Trump on several occasions and is encouraged by his support of the troops.
"We're hoping that it sets a precedent for the future that he will continue to do things like this," Horton said of Trump's visit.
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