31 Jan '17, 12am

Pentagon identifies Navy SEAL killed in Yemen raid

Pentagon identifies Navy SEAL killed in Yemen raid

The Department of Defense today has identified Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens as the first American war casualty of the President Donald Trump era. Owens, 36, of Peoria, Ill., died Jan.28 of wounds received during a raid conducted in Yemen. Three other service members were wounded in the raid. Nava Special Warfare Command confirmed Owens was assigned to an “East Coast-based Special Warfare unit.” While multiple news outlets are reporting the unit as Seal Team Six, the Navy would not confirm. Chief Special Warfare Operator William "Ryan" Owens Photo Credit: Navy An estimated 14 al-Qaida terrorists were killed during the raid, according to a release by the U.S. Central Command. “Americans are saddened this morning with news that a life of a heroic service member has been taken in our fight against the evil of radical Islamic terrorism,” Trump said in a W...

Full article: https://www.navytimes.com/articles/seal-yemen-casualty

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