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Spicer: Trump Had 'Somber and Lengthy' Talk With Slain Sailor's Family

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Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017 02:36 PM

President Donald Trump has offered condolences to the family of a Navy sailor who was killed during a weekend raid on an al-Qaida base in Yemen.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer says Trump had a "somber and lengthy" conversation with relatives of Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens.

Owens, who was from Peoria, Illinois, died Saturday of wounds suffered during the raid. Owens is the first known U.S. military combat casualty since Trump took office on Jan. 20.

Spicer says Owens was on his 12th deployment. Spicer says the debt of gratitude that is owed to Owens can never be repaid.

Three other service members were wounded during the firefight with militants from al-Qaida.

 

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President Donald Trump has offered condolences to the family of a Navy sailor who was killed during a weekend raid on an al-Qaida base in Yemen. White House spokesman Sean Spicer says Trump had a somber and lengthy conversation with relatives of Chief Special Warfare...
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