Obama Visits Dover to Salute Fallen SEALs

He will meet privately with troops' families today
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 9, 2011 12:53 PM CDT
President Obama is greeted by Col. Mark Camerer at Dover Air Force Base Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – President Obama made an unannounced visit to Dover Air Force Base today to be on hand as the coffins of 30 US troops were carried off a plane, reports USA Today. The ceremony was closed to the press. The troops, many of them members of an elite Navy SEALS unit, were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan over the weekend, and Obama was to meet privately with their families today. NATO thinks a Taliban rocket likely brought down the chopper.

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