Otto Warmbier’s father to attend Olympics with Vice President Pence
Fred Warmbier, the father of Otto Warmbier, apparently will travel to South Korea to attend the Winter Olympic Games as a client of Vice President Mike Pence.
Warmbier, according to a report by The Washington Post Sunday, will acquire the outing to Pyeongchang this week to attend the Welcoming ceremony — the official commencement to the two-week long Games, scheduled for Feb. 9.
Fred’s son, Otto, was 22 years old when he died in June following 15 months in prison in North Korea.
Fred and his wife, Cindy, have said their lad — a University of Virginia student who was arrested in North Korea in 2016 while considering abroad — was persecution while jailed, as he came home dazzle and deafen, and with lacerated teeth.
The Warmbiers were clients of President Trump’s at his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, where he recognized the couple in the gathering- calling them “incredible people.”
“You are powerful eyewitness to a peril that threatens countries around the world, and your strength inspires us all, ” Trump said of the Warmbiers. “Tonight we pledge to honor Otto’s memory with American resolve.”
Fred and Cindy received a standing ovation from those in attendance in the U.S. Capitol.
Otto Warmbier dead; onetime US prisoner of North koreans was 22