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Biden Attends Dignified Transfer Of Slain U.S. Army

Micheal Chukwuebuka, Reporting 

PRESIDENT Joe Biden, on Friday, attended the dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base of the three U.S Army reservists killed Sunday in a drone strike in Jordan.

Accompanying him was first lady Jill Biden, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. CQ Brown.

According to the White House, they met with the families privately before receiving the remians.

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Stonix News reported that Spc. Kennedy Ladon Sanders, 24, of Waycross, Georgia; Sgt. William Jerome Rivers, 46, of Carrollton, Georgia; and Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett, 23, of Savannah, Georgia, were killed in a drone attack over the weekend on the U.S. base in Jordan near the border with Syria and Iraq.

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Breonna Alexsondria Moffett, William Jerome Rivers & Kennedy Ladon Sanders

The National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby, in a press briefing on Tuesday, confirmed that Biden had spoken with families of the fallen.

“He expressed to them how proud we all are of their service, how we mourn and feel sorry over their loss, made sure that those families knew that, not only was that service and sacrifice, going to be honored and respected, but that they would continue to get the support that they need as they work through what no family wants to have to go through.

“All of them supported his presence there and so the president will be going to the dignified transfer on Friday,” Kirby said.

This was Biden’s second time attending the somber occasion since taking office.

Our source, ABC News, reported that Biden last attended a dignified transfer in August 2021 to receive the remains of service members killed in the Kabul airport bombing in Afghanistan.

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