Owens, William Ryan, SOCS

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Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer (E-8)
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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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Peoria, IL
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jan 29, 2017
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Yemen
Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1998, Recruit Training (RTC 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
IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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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