Ray Trapp was a Commander in the United States Navy and also the first victim of a terrorist associated with Al-Qaeda.
Much of Trapp's past is unknown but what is known is that he joined the United States Navy and participated in an Army-Navy game.
At some point, Trapp was promoted to Commander and during his time as an active member of the Navy, served on the Abraham Lincoln which saw him meeting President George Walker Bush.
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When his predecessor and good friend, Major Timothy Kerry came down with a stomach bug and the flu, Trapp stepped in as a replacement.
While having his uniform cleaned, an trace of venom from a Coastal Taipan, a very deadly and poisonous snake found only in Australia was subsequently placed into the sleeves, cuffs and collar of the uniform with Trapp later collecting the uniform, unaware of what had happened.
The next morning, Trapp reported for duty, wearing the uniform which caused the poison to start invading his bloodstream. He arrived to Air Force One and was granted both Yankee White clearance as well as the suitcase.
Standing to attention as the President entered the Main Area of Air Force One, Trapp was introduced to the President by Secret Service agent William Baer and Baer's second-in-command, Agent Caitlin Todd with the President inviting Trapp to join him for lunch with Trapp accepting.
A while later, Trapp had lunch with the President and after that, returned to his seat, intending to accomplish his efforts, only to start suffering effects as he dropped the suitcase which drew Kate's concern.
As he spoke to Kate, the poison that had been slowly gathering began taking effect with Trapp convulsing while foaming at the mouth before he subsequently collapsed.
This prompted Kate to call for a medical team while informing Baer, her boss of what had happened and almost immediately, the medical team led by Dr. Burger arrived with the team treating Trapp instantly.
Dr. Burger and Baer later headed off to check on the President, both men attempting to make sure that the President was not affected while Kate was ordered to guard the football.
Despite performing CPR, Trapp was declared dead
As a result of Trapp's death, Air Force One made an emergency landing in Kansas which prompted every federal agency including FBI and NCIS to travel to the scene.
After a lengthy battle between NCIS, the Secret Service and the FBI, Trapp's remains later wound up in the possession of NCIS where the Medical Examiner, Dr. Donald Mallard conducted an Autopsy on the Commander's remains with everyone assuming that the death was natural but Forensic Scientist Abigail Sciuto later found evidence suggesting that the death was in fact a murder.
It is presumed after the investigation was wrapped up, Trapp's body was given to his family for burial.