Owens, William Ryan, SOCS

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Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary Designator/NEC
SO-5326-Special Warfare Operator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Special Warfare Operator
Primary Unit
2007-2017, SO-5326, Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC)/Naval Special Warfare Group 2 (NSWG-2)
Service Years
1998 - 2017
SO-Special Warfare Operator
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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Peoria, IL
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jan 29, 2017
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1998, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)/Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC)
  2007-2017, SO-5326, Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC)/Naval Special Warfare Group 2 (NSWG-2)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2001-2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Department of Defense Identifies Navy Casualty

Press Operations

Release No: NR-036-17 
Jan. 30, 2017
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.

For more information, contact U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command Public Affairs at 619-537-2826 or jason.salata@socom.mil.
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