SEAL's Widow Gets Emotional Ovation During Trump Speech

President references controversial raid in Yemen
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2017 9:24 PM CST
SEAL's Widow Gets Emotional Ovation During Trump Speech
Carryn Owens, widow of widow of Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, wipes her eyes.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The most emotional moment during President Trump's address to Congress Tuesday came when he introduced the widow of Ryan Owens, the Navy SEAL who was killed during a controversial mission in Yemen. As the president called him a hero, the audience rose and gave Carryn Owens a lengthy standing ovation as she fought back tears. (See video via ABC News.) "Ryan is looking down right now and he's very happy because I think he just broke a record," said Trump, referring to the ovation's length. Not present: Owens' father, who has loudly criticized the raid and has refused to meet Trump about it. He has called for an investigation into the raid. (Read more President Trump stories.)

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