President Trump meets with East Texan released from captivity in Yemen

President Trump meets with East Texan released from captivity in Yemen
President Trump met with former East Texan, Danny Burch, who was recently released from captivity in Yemen. (Source: ABC)

WASHINGTON D.C. (KLTV) - President Trump met with a former East Texan who was recently released from captivity in Yemen.

Danny Burch, a White Oak High School and Kilgore College graduate, met with President Donald Trump at the White House on March 6.

President Trump announced via Twitter on Feb. 25 that Burch has been released after 18 months as a prisoner.

“It is my honor today to announce that Danny Burch, a United States citizen who has been held hostage in Yemen for 18 months, has been recovered and reunited with his wife and children," President Trump tweeted.

Burch moved to Yemen in 2003 despite the civil conflicts, and has been working in the oil industry, his brother Ronald Burch told us shortly after his sibling was taken prisoner.

No group claimed responsibility for the abduction, but the AP said Houthi rebels control the Yemeni capital.

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