Owens, James Eugene


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: K Troop, 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 2-Oct-1946

Hometown: Dillon, South Carolina

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 4-Jan-1966

Start of tour: 1-Dec-1966

Incident date: 4-Sep-1967

Date of casualty: 4-Sep-1967

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
James Eugene Owens died as the result of metal fragment wounds received when military vehicle in which was passenger was hit by hostile RPG round while on convoy.

Location of fatality: Long Khanh, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Greenlawn Cemetery, Dillon, South Carolina, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 25E 107 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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