WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, responding to remarks by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, said on Sunday said Muslim fallen Army Captain Humayun Khan made the ultimate sacrifice for his country.

"His sacrifice - and that of Khizr and Ghazala Khan - should always be honored. Period." Ryan said in a statement.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton and Susan Cornwell; Editing by Sandra Maler)