Mother of fallen Navy Seal receives apology from General

The valley mother of the first Navy Seal killed in Ramadai Iraq is getting an apology from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Debbie Lee called comments made by General Martin Dempsey insensitive. 

Her son Marc died in Ramadi in 2006. Now the town has fallen into the control of the terrorist group ISIS.

Gen. Dempsey called the fall "Not symbolic in any way."

Lee took great offense to what Dempsey said. "When I heard those comments you could have sucker punched me, and knocked me down, it was so painful to hear that, to know the sacrifices that were made in Ramadi," said Debbie Lee.

Lee wrote a letter to the General calling for an apology, that letter later went viral. He replied on Monday with a letter saying in part "I do apologize if I added to your grief." He then clarified what he planned to convey including that they are fighting a different enemy, and it is a different Iraqi Government.

"I did tell Gen. Dempsey when I spoke with him that he needs to make a public apology, I didn't do this just for my son, there were so many others who were hurt by that," said Lee. 

Lee says she does not agree with Dempsey's statement that we are fighting a different enemy, she feels that it is the same enemy.

Dempsey joins others including Senator John McCain who are calling for a public apology.

Lee is a part of America's Mighty Warriors, for more information visit: http://americasmightywarriors.org/

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