Lt. William L. Owen, Jr.

17 November 1944 - 11 April 1969

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Burial services were held at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, April 18, for 2nd Lt. William L. Owen, Jr., killed in action in Vietnam on April 11. Memorial services were held the following Sunday at Culver Military Academy, Culver, Indiana, where Bill had taken his secondary schooling.

Bill was born Nov. 17, 1944, in Chicago, 111. His youth was spent almost entirely in the Middle East, as his family moved to Beirut in 1948 and three years later transferred to Dhahran. Bill completed his first nine years of schooling in Dhahran and returned here each summer as a Culver student. He took his bachelor's degree at the University of Kansas, graduating with high honors in 1967, and had been accepted for graduate studies at Harvard Business School after ranking in the top one percent among candidates applying for graduate studies throughout the U.S.

Bill was married to Miss Cheryl Cook in June 1966 and just before he was to have entered Harvard Business School was called into the Service. In July 1968 he received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Infantry at Fort Benning, Ga., where he graduated with the highest mark in a class of 200 officer candidates. After completing a teaching assignment at Fort Benning, he arrived in Vietnam on March 21, 1969.

Bill's father, William L. Owen, Sr., resides in Dhahran. His mother may be contacted c/o H. S. Baker, 10456 South Seeley Ave., Chicago, 111. In addition to his wife, who resides at 205 Walden St., Apt. 3H, Cambridge, Mass., he is survived by his sister, Randa, and brothers, Richard, Thomas, and David. Memorial services are scheduled at the Dhahran Theater Saturday, April 26, at 11 a.m. [Photograph]

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