Army Special Operator Who Died In Kabul Still Would Have Deployed If He Knew What Was Coming, Wife Says

One of the 13 soldiers who died in the suicide bombing in Kabul was Ryan Knauss, an Army Special Operator. His wife, Alena Knauss, said she sent him a text letting him know everyone was worried and to text back when he could.

Alena said on CNN Anderson Cooper 360, "We know now, he wasn't okay."

Joining The Army

Knauss went into the Army in May of 2016. In 2017, he deployed to Afghanistan. He completed his Psychological Operations Qualification Course and was assigned to the 8th Psychological Operations Group.

Knauss had received many awards and medals, including the Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, the Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. 

In the Army press release, Col. Jeremy Mushtare, his commander, wrote, "(Knauss) was the embodiment of an Army Special Operations Forces soldier. A testament to the professionalism of the non-commissioned officer corps, and a steadfast husband and teammate."

On A Personal Level

On Cooper, his wife Alena gave more details about her husband. She said Ryan had wanted to be in the military since the second grade.

“He was just so brilliant. He could have done whatever he wanted, but he wanted to serve his country.” 

Alena Knauss

The two went to different high schools, but they met when he walked into her work one day. From then on, she knew that they would be together.

Alena loved him with all she had. "People say that the cupcake phase or the honeymoon phase ends. And it did not for us, which I am so grateful for.”

News Of The Explosion

When the world first heard about the explosion, Alena got a call from her mother-in-law, who worried for Ryan. Alena told her she would text him and that she should not be worried.

“So I sent him a text. And it was the last text I sent him, and it was along the lines of, ‘Hey, I love you. I know you’re busy, but when you get the chance, everyone’s worried so just let me know you’re okay.’” 

Alena Knauss

Unfortunately, the response to her text never came. She soon found out why. Though she said, Ryan was "doing what he wanted to be doing."

“And if he would have known the outcome, he would have still done it. Because it was the ultimate sacrifice that he could give for his country.” 

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17 comments on “Army Special Operator Who Died In Kabul Still Would Have Deployed If He Knew What Was Coming, Wife Says”

    1. Better Biden should become a ROMAN CANDLE. Roman Pagans lit Christians afire ; thus the origin of the roman candle. Biden has switch from Christian belief into the "government is god" Pagan values. May his night be sleepless and nightmares of Christians being beheaded fill his demented brain.Children from Orange County , California have been LEFT BEHIND--------The WORST Administration in American History-------We will not forget, nor will the betrayed military, both dead and alive. Gary

      1. There was plenty of info on the internet before the election. We the people never voted for Biden as the audits prove. If the Judicial department and the Supreme Court had done their jobs, President Trump would be serving his second term and all this nasty bad judgement would never have happened.
        Place the blame where it belongs! To the people who cheated and broke Federal law in order to get a liberal in office. I wonder if the elections for the House and Senate are as crooked??

        1. Nancy: More than likely. Check the counties that had more votes than registered voters and that will give you your answer. Don't be surprised at that number.

  1. For my Two cents , I blame the damned LAME MEDIA for all the American deaths---They should suffer nightmares of the suffering an beheaded bastard Biden left behind for what amounts to a PHOTO OP.

    1. I include the supposed to be msm in with the other miscreants.. l wonder what any of them see when they look in a mirror. I doubt it is what millions of Americans see when we look at them!

  2. Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Joe's brother, Nancy Pelosi, Geo. Soros, and every one that is pulling Biden's strings. They all need to be arrested and tried for High Treason, convicted, and then sentenced to the called for 'death by hanging'. The only one I can exempt from being tried for treason would be Harris. DO NOT get me wrong on this, she is nothing more than a "Ho" who traded sex for political advancement. She is also totally inept to ANY job in the Government. The reason she could not be found guilty of Treason is because she hasn't actually done anything. Being inept is not a crime but she MUST resign and never be heard from again!

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