SFC Fred Monroe Owens

SFC Fred Monroe Owens

Commerce, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 10 Jun 1965 (aged 31)
Burial Longtown, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 16664938 · View Source
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Sergeant First Class Owens had been living in Picher, OK when he entered the service and was a member of Headquarters, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam.

On June 10, 1965, he was a passenger in a Bell Huey Utility Helicopter (UH-1B) on a flight from Tan Son Nhut Airfield, Saigon to be inserted to the Dong Xoai Special Forces Camp, South Vietnam that was under attack. As the helicopter was disembarking troops, it came under attack and took off, but crashed shortly thereafter.

His remains were never recovered.

His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.
(Contributed by Finding Family)

Vietnam War: U.S. Military Casualties, 1965
Name: Fred Monroe Owens
Birth Date: 3 Dec 1933
Death Date: 10 Jun 1965
Home City: Picher
Home State: Oklahoma
Religion: Baptist
Marital Status: Married
SSN/Service #: 18350682
Citizen Status: U.S.
Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam
Casualty Type: Hostile - Died While Missing
Casualty Reason: Aircraft Crash Not at Sea
Casualty Air: Helicopter Air Casualty
Body Status: Body Not Recovered
Service Branch: Department of the Army
Component: Regular
Pay Grade: Sergeant First Class
Length of Service: 12 Years
Service Occupation: Infantry Operations and Intelligence Specialist

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  • Created by: MillieBelle
  • Added: 15 Nov 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 16664938
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SFC Fred Monroe Owens (3 Dec 1933–10 Jun 1965), Find a Grave Memorial no. 16664938, citing Bower Cemetery, Longtown, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by MillieBelle (contributor 46628380) .