While Barack Obama decimated the United States’ military operations, ignored America’s slain warriors, and rained down medals and awards on Hollywood celebrities, President Trump is getting up-close and personal.
He’s doing the hard things — like calling the family of a slain veteran to offer condolences.
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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