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Travis King Parents: Mother Claudine Gates And Father

Travis King, who recently crossed the border into North Korea, is the son of Claudine Gates. People who heard the news are now praying for him and his parents. Who are his folks? What is his father’s name?

Keep scrolling down to learn all that we know about private Travis King.

Who Are Travis King Parents?

According to United Nations and U.S. officials, a U.S. Army private Travis King who had recently served his time in a South Korean prison center crossed the border into North Korea “without authorization” and is currently being held there. The 23-year-old has been a cavalry scout in the Army since January 2021 and has no deployments, according to service information provided by Army spokesperson Bryce Dubee.

“A U.S. National on a JSA orientation tour crossed, without authorization, the Military Demarcation Line into the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” the United Nations Command said on Twitter. “We believe he is currently in DPRK custody and are working with our KPA counterparts to resolve this incident.”

Travis had served 47 days at a South Korean detention facility following an altercation with locals, according to a U.S. official.

Travis King was freed from the detention center, and two other U.S. officials confirmed this to ABC News. King then spent nearly a week being observed at a U.S. post in South Korea. On Monday, he was brought to the customs checkpoint at the Incheon International Airport after completing out-processing from the facility.

Travis entered the terminal by himself because the military escort was unable to pass the checkpoint because they did not have a ticket. An official stated that he was meant to take a flight and land in Fort Bliss, Texas. Another official informed him that he had “pending administrative separation actions for foreign conviction” there. Instead, he left the terminal to take a tour of the DMZ. It is unclear when he purchased a ticket.

Travis was no longer in detention because he had completed his sentence. There was no need for an escort to the gate, and there was no cause to worry that he wouldn’t make it onto the plane. When Travis’s mother Claudine learned that her son had entered North Korea, Claudine told ABC News, that she was astounded.

“I can’t see Travis doing anything like that,” Claudine Gates said.

Claudein said the Army told her on Tuesday morning that her son had crossed into North Korea. She said she last heard from her son “a few days ago,” when he told her would return soon to his base in Fort Bliss. She added she just wants “him to come home.”

“We’re very early in this event and so there’s a lot that we’re still trying to learn,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said of the situation. “What we do know is that one of our service members who was on a tour willfully and without authorization crossed the military demarcation line. We believe that he is in DPRK custody. We’re closely monitoring and investigating the situation, working to notify the soldier’s next of kin and engaging to address this incident.”

Lloyd added, “I’m absolutely foremost concerned about the welfare of our troop. We will remain focused on this, and this will develop in the next several days.”

One woman who was on the tour with King said she initially thought his dash was some kind of stunt – and that she and others in the group could not believe what happened.

Travis’s stint in prison was the result of an altercation last year. In February, a court fined him 5 million won (US$3,950) after he was convicted of assaulting an unidentified person and damaging a police vehicle in Seoul last October, according to a transcript of the verdict obtained by the Associated Press.

Did You Know? Travis attended Washington Park High School.

Meet Claudine Gates, Travis King Mother

Claudine M Gates is the mother of US private Travis King. At the time of this article, Claudine is 46 years old. Her birth year is 1977 and her birth month is July.

As stated earlier, Claudine is residing in Racine, Wisconsin.

According to Claudine’s Facebook, she is from Little Rock, Arkansas. She went to Bradford High and graduated in 1995. She worked as a transportation driver.

Claudine is the daughter of Carl Gates. Carl said that his grandson joined the Army roughly three years ago because he “wanted to do better for himself”. He was drawn to service because he has a brother who is a police officer and a cousin in the Navy, according to Carl.

Carl said he hoped his grandson could be brought home to get help. “I think right now he might have a problem or something. I can’t see him doing that intentionally if he was in his right mind,” Travis’s grandfather spoke.

In her family, Claudine has a brother named Carl Gates. He lives in Owensboro, Kentucky, attended Mary D. Bradford High School and studied business at Gateway Technical College.

Who Is Travis King Anonymous Father?

There are no details about Travis King’s father at the time of this article.

Related FAQs

  • Are Travis King Parents Still Married?

No, Travis King’s parents are not married. Her mother had at least one relationship or marriage after she parted ways with Travi’s father.

  • Where Do Travis King Parents Reside?

Travis King’s mother resides in Racine, Wisconsin.

  • How Many Kids Do Travis King Parents Have?

The only parent of Travis we know of is his mother Claudine Gates. Claudine had at least five children from different relationships or marriages.

Claudine has a son named Frankie Russell Jr. Her other son Sedrick Rodele Gates died on 16 December 1996 at 5 months.

Travis King’s brother spoke to TMJ4 News on the condition of anonymity and said his mother is deeply concerned for her son. Her fear is heightened, he continued, because she has survived the loss of a child.

“My mom’s already lost a child before, a son before, he told a reporter. “This is weighing very heavily on her.”

The brother refused to remark on Travis’s demeanor or character, claiming that it was too late to change people’s preconceived notions about him at this point.

“In terms of speaking on Travis’ character, and all that stuff, there’s nothing that I’m going to say that’s going to change people’s opinions on it right now. So I’m not I’m not going to comment on any of that,” the brother is quoted as saying.

Furthermore, Claudine also has two daughters: Shaquedaa Gates and Jamesia Brown.

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