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Robert A. Owens

Born: Sep 13, 1920

Death: Nov 1, 1943

Birthplace: Greenville

Nationality: United States

Robert A. Owens

Date of Birth : Sep 13, 1920
Date of Death : Nov 1, 1943
Birth Place : Greenville

Sergeant Robert Allen Owens was a United States Marine who was killed in action during World War II. He was posthumously awarded his nation's highest military award — the Medal of Honor — for his heroic actions on his first day in combat at Bougainville. The commanding general of the 3rd Marine Division described Owens' heroism — "Among many brave acts on the beachhead of Bougainville, no other single act saved the lives of more of his comrades or served to contribute so much to the success of the landings."

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