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Haskell Owens a 50 year resident of Anderson, CA passed away at his home on April 16,2013. He was born June 7, 1923 in Chino, CA. His family then moved to Oklahoma where he was raised.

He is survived by his 3 children: Linda Johnson of San Diego, Harold Owens of Anderson and Anna Sandy of Concord, North Carolina. He had 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

He worked at Kaiser Steel in Fontana, CA for 14 years before moving to Anderson in 1962. He then started working at the U.S. Plywood mill until it closed in 1985. He was with the 82nd Airborne in WWII. He often said he never jumped out of the plane without landing on his butt. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and almost never came home without a deer or his limit of trout.

Published in Redding Record Searchlight on April 24, 2013

(courtesy of Carlie Williams)

Grave marker for Haskell K. Owens in the Northern California Veterans Cemetery, Igo (Shasta couny), California

Haskell enlisted in the Army at Fresno, CA on 13 March 1943.

His initial assignment is unknown but on 13 February 1945 he was transferred from  the Third Replacement Depot to Company F, 508th PIR.

Pvt Owens was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge for action during the Ardennes campaign, 18 Dec 1944 to 20 Feb 1945







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