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Runyan Visits Troops in Afghanistan

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Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Jon Runyan was in Afghanistan with a congressional delegation just days before U.S. commandos killed Osama bin Laden in neighboring Pakistan, but the freshman lawmaker did not learn about the clandestine raid until President Barack Obama announced the terrorist leader's death to the world.

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"It was an honor to meet with our troops in the field. They and their families suspend their lives to answer the call of our nation. There aren't enough words of appreciation for what they do," Runyan said Tuesday in a statement.

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