WASHINGTON,DC-In a shift of policy from the Obama Administration, both President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence recognized a U.S. soldier killed in battle in Yemen.
“In a successful raid against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) headquarters, brave US forces were instrumental in killing an estimated 14 AQAP members and capturing important intelligence that will assist the US in preventing terrorism against its citizens and people around the world,” read a release from the White House.
The message is refreshing to active duty servicemembers and veterans, to once again have a President in the Oval Office who respects America’s armed forces.
“We mourn the loss of a hero in battle against radical Islamic terror. Our prayers go to loved ones of fallen service member & the wounded,” Mike Pence said.
We mourn the loss of a hero in battle against radical Islamic terror. Our prayers go to loved ones of fallen service member & the wounded. pic.twitter.com/5oUHEgrWZI
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) January 29, 2017