Grave marker for Richard B. Owen in Section 64, Grave 7185
of Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington (Arlington county) Virginia.
Richard enlisted in the Army at Fort Leavenworth, KS on
28 November 1942 and was assigned to Company H, 508th PIR.
Pfc Owen was wounded in action on 7 June. In the book
"508th Connection: by Zig Boroughs [pg 182] Owen was hit in the head and
was initially thought to have been killed. He recovered consciousness 8
days later in an English hospital.
On 27 September 1944 Pfc Owen was transferred to the
hospital's Detachment of Patient and he did not return to the regiment.
His military decorations include the Purple Heart and
the good Conduct Medal.
married Larue Bettien in Jackson, Missouri on 19 Mar 1951.