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David Lee Owens

Personal Data:

Birth Date:  6/18/47
Birth Place:  Holyoke, MA
Race:  African American
Religion:  Protestant
U.S. Citizen:  Yes
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Sibling Names:  Jonnie M. (Owens) Starnes   
Marital Status:  Single
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High School Diploma:  Unknown
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Military Service Record:
Entry Date:   
Entry Mode:  Enlistment
Entry Location:  Hartford, CT
Home Of Record:  Holyoke, MA
Military Branch:  Marine Corps
Military Component:  Regular
Rank:  Lance Corporal
Rank Abbrev:  LCPL
Pay Grade:  E3
MOS:  3371
MOS Title:  Cook
Awards Received:  National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal
Length Of Service:  2 years
Southeast Asia Tour Data:
Date Tour Commenced:  4/6/66
Major Command:  3rd Marine Division, FMF
Sub Command 1:  4th Marines
Sub Command 2:  3rd Battalion
Sub Command 3:  Headquarters & Service Company
Army Campaign Number:  3rd
Army Campaign Name:  Counteroffensive, Phase II
Casualty Data:
Casualty Date:  10/5/66
Casualty Age:  19
Casualty Data 1:  Non-Hostile, Died Of Other Causes
Casualty Data 2:  Ground Casualty
Casualty Data 3:  Vehicle Loss-Crash
Casualty Province:  Quang Tri Province
Casualty Country:  South Vietnam
Body:  Recovered
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Springfield 50 Casualty Order:  While his official home of record was not Springfield, LCPL Owens reenlisted from Springfield and had family living in the city.
Holyoke's Fallen Casualty Order:  5th
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  11E
                                                  Line Number:  50

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