The Department of Defense announced today the death of a U.S. Navy sailor who was supporting U.S. Central Command Operations.
Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, 36, of Peoria, Illinois, died Jan. 28 in the Arabian Peninsula of Yemen, of wounds sustained in a raid against al-Qaida.
He was assigned to an East Coast based Special Warfare unit.
Release No: NR-036-17
Jan. 30, 2017