But questions still remain about the mission which led to her husband's death. He did not attend the speech.
The family old CBS4's Joan Murray that they are not anti-Trump, and were, in fact, touched by his comments Tuesday night.
"But our people are even greater".
"I'm sorry, I don't want to see him", Mr Owens recalled telling the chaplain who informed him that Mr Trump was on his way from Washington.
It was the moment he received the loudest applause, and the only one of unity between Democrats and Republicans. "A warrior and a hero, battling against terrorism and securing our nation".
"Ryan's legacy is etched into eternity".
He said the fallen Navy SEAL had "laid down his life for his friends, for his country, and for our freedom". "And we will never forget Ryan".
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The 21-year-old Khatib was to arrive in Los Angeles through a Turkish flight on Saturday, a day before the big night. According to the AP , U.S. officials reported finding " derogatory information " with regard to Khateeb.
The Department of Defence is conducted three reviews of the raid, which killed Owens along with 20 civilians, including an eight-year-old American girl.
On Twitter, many were stunned that Trump would pawn off blame to his generals and take no responsibility for the death of Owens.
There is a knee-jerk sense among officials that while a U.S. military operation can fail, any operation which saw an American soldier killed be lionized as both necessary and an achievement, with the assumption that failing to endorse the operation would damage their sacrifice. "Ryan died for that laugh line", another netizen wrote.
The Yemen raid didn't seem to go as planned, resulting in Ryan Owens' death, the death of civilians and in the loss of a USA aircraft.
Carryn Owens was left in tears, as senators, Supreme Court justices and House Representatives gave the widow, who's husband was the first USA service member killed in the line of duty during Trump's administration, a standing ovation.
Many on social media feel the Democrats are being too obstinate in their refusal to support anything that President Trump says or does.
Reuters, citing USA military officials, reported that "Trump approved his first covert counterterrorism operation without sufficient intelligence, ground support or adequate backup preparations". Is that why he emphasized how successful the raid was? "According to General Mattis, it was a very successful mission", he said.