Sen. Inhofe describes 'horrible loss' following son's death
November 18th, 2013
03:21 PM ET
9 years ago

Sen. Inhofe describes 'horrible loss' following son's death

(CNN) - Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) spoke of his "horrible loss" eight days ago when his son died in a plane crash earlier this month.

The Oklahoma Republican addressed the Senate floor Monday, thanking the Senate chaplain, Berry Black, and Majority Leader Harry Reid for their kind words following the incident.

Dr. Perry Inhofe was an orthopedic surgeon practicing in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was killed November 10 when the plane he was aboard crashed near Owasso, Oklahoma.

Inhofe's office sent out an email after the crash with a statement from the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety confirming the identity of the victim.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell also expressed condolences following the accident.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    I'm sorry for your loss; I cannot imagine the pain. Hopefully you can get comfort by using your position to do positive things for the less fortunate among us.

    November 18, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  2. The Real Tom Paine

    No one should ever have to bury a child. I cannot imagine what he must be going through. Kind words for him, please?

    November 18, 2013 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  3. Gurgyl

    Sorry for the loss. God bless you, your family. God's miracle is unbelievable, still people fight on party lines. What we need to do is be good to people, do better to the nation that you live in.

    November 18, 2013 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  4. A True Conservative

    I'm sorry for your loss....I can't imagine the pain of losing a child.

    November 18, 2013 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  5. The Real Tom Paine

    We should follow the example of Harry Reid, who offered his support to Senator Inhofe and which Senator Inhofe graciously received. Always remember we are in this together, and partisanship is a luxury no one can afford in times of loss..

    November 18, 2013 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  6. Don in Albuquerque

    What else is in "People" magazine today?

    November 18, 2013 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |