President Obama pays tribute to 30 dead soldiers
Fallen soldiers return
It is most fitting the President Obama cancelled his schedule today to greet the arriving caskets of soldiers killed in Afghanistan. It was private moment and I am certain the President shared the anguish of the nation for this terrible loss of life.
“News Alert: Obama pays respects to troops killed in Afghan helicopter crash
August 9, 2011 12:54:33 PM
President Obama traveled to Dover Air Force Base by helicopter on Tuesday to pay his respects to the 30 U.S. troops who were killed Saturday when their Chinook helicopter crashed in Afghanistan.
The president canceled a scheduled appearance in Northern Virginia to be present for the arrival of the troops’ remains, which was closed to the media.
The crash killed 22 Navy SEALs, and eight other U.S. troops, in what became the deadliest day for the United States in the decade-long war against Afghan insurgents.