Name: CW2 James Howard Owens, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/04/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 26.5
Date of Birth: 02/20/1943
Home City: Rockford, IL
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: D/1/10 CAV 4 INF
Major organization: 4th Infantry Division
Flight class: 68-9/68-11
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 20W-096
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 66-15272
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: weapons
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 09/21/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - killed
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 08/23/2002
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