In a passionate minute that drew the biggest acclaim of the night, President Trump paid tribute Tuesday to the dowager of U.S. Naval force SEAL William “Ryan” Owens, who was killed in a counterterrorism attack in Yemen a month ago.
“Our veterans have delivered for this nation—and now we must deliver for them,” Trump said in his read to a joint session of Congress as he presented Carryn Owens, who evoked a broadened overwhelming applause from the whole chamber.
“Ryan died as he lived: a warrior, and a hero – battling against terrorism and securing our nation,” Trump said.
Owens’ dowager could be considered crying to be the chamber extolled.
William “Ryan” Owens, a 36-year-old father of three, was the main U.S. casualty in the Jan. 27 strike on a speculated Al Qaeda compound. No less than 16 regular people and 14 activists were executed in operation, which the Pentagon said was gone for catching data on potential Al Qaeda assaults against the U.S. what’s more, its allies.
Trump said he met with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and cited him as saying, “Ryan was a part of a highly successful raid that generated large amounts of vital intelligence that will lead to many more victories in the future against our enemies.”
A week ago, Owens’ dad, Bill Owens, a resigned Fort Lauderdale police analyst and veteran, requested an examination concerning the arranging of the assault and pummeled Trump for the planning of the operation.
Trump said that Owens’ legacy is “etched into eternity.”
“Ryan is looking down right now, and he is very happy because I think he just broke a record,” Trump said as officials and visitors gave a drawn outstanding ovation.
“For as the Bible teaches us, there is no greater act of love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends — Ryan laid down his life for his friends, for his country, and our freedom– we will never forget Ryan.”