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Robert Duval Owen

Sergeant First Class, Army

Born: December 21, 1938
Hometown: Pittsylvania County
Served In: Vietnam
Missing In Action Date: May 23, 1968
Casualty Date: November 15, 1973
Died In: Laos

Sergeant First Class Owen served with RT Idaho, CCN, MACV-SOG, 5th Special Forces Group.

While on a mission to infiltrate a denied area across the Laotian border along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, he and another member of the 6-man spike team “Idaho” last communicated they could not talk. That was the last time they were heard from. SFC Owen was declared missing in action on May 23, 1968 and declared dead on November 15, 1973.

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