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Statements by SECNAV Richard V. Spencer and CNO Adm. John Richardson on Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Today, President Donald J. Trump ordered that the U.S. flag be flown at half-staff until sunset on Oct. 6 as a remark of respect for the victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 1.

Both Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson posted the below statements on their Facebook pages.

Statement by Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer

“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and loved ones affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas. The U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps team stand united against senseless acts of violence and our thoughts are with those in need today. Thank you to the first responders and medical staff, whose quick actions saved additional lives.”


Statement by Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson

“Dana and I are praying for the victims and families of the awful Las Vegas shooting. The Navy team stands with the people of Las Vegas against this heinous act of senseless violence.”



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