After the rally in New Hampshire President Trump and vice President Mike Pence did not immediately return to Washington and what they did will bring a tear to your eye and make you proud.
Both the President and the Vice President stopped at Dover Air Force Base to attend the dignified transfer of Sgt. 1st Class Javier Gutierrez and Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Rodriguez, who were killed in Afghanistan on February 8th.
Gutierrez, 28, of San Antonio, Texas and Rodriguez, 28, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, died as they engaged a gunman in an Afghan Army uniform. According to reports six others were wounded during the attack.
Both men were Special Forces operators and assigned to 3rd Battalion, the 7th Special Forces Group. They were both promoted to Sgt. 1st Class and awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart posthumously.
“Sgt. 1st Class Gutierrez was a warrior that exemplified selfless service and a commitment to the mission, both values that we embody here in the 7th Special Forces Group. Our priority now is to take care of his family and teammates, we will provide the best possible care possible during these trying times,” Col. John W. Sannes, 7th Special Forces Group Commander said about Gutierrez.
“Sgt. 1st Class Rodriguez was selfless and served honorably; he was certainly among the best in our unit,” Sannes said about Rodriguez. “Here at the Red Empire, we take care of our own, and Sgt. 1st Class Rodriguez’ family will forever be a part of us, we will assist them in any way we can to help them through these trying times.”
.@realDonaldTrump and @VP Pence look on during a Dignified Transfer at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware for two US Soldiers who killed during a US-Afgan operation in the Nangarhar province in easter Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/ny9lcRbMZc
— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) February 11, 2020