Finding Aid to the Owen Owen, Jr. Collection

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JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
2311 MEMORIAL AVENUE
LYNCHBURG, VA 24501
(434) 846-0501
OWEN OWEN, JR. COLLECTION
The collection includes one photograph showing a head-and-shoulders portrait of Second
Lieutenant Owen Owen, Jr., in his U.S. Army uniform. Also included is a certificate of the
awarding of the Purple Heart, dated 23 November 1944, signed by Major General James A. Ulio,
Adjutant General, and Henry T. Stimson, Secretary of War, and a typescript copy of a letter to
Owen’s father dated 23 February 1945 from the infantry commander, Captain Raymond T. Smith,
explaining the circumstances surrounding the death of Lieutenant Owen on 18 September 1944 in
Belgium.
OWEN OWEN, JR. (1924-1944)
Owen Owen, Jr. was born in 1924 in North Carolina, son of Owen Owen, Sr., and Janet E.
England. He entered military service in Georgia, serving in the 502nd Parachute Infantry
Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, as second lieutenant. He was killed in action in Belgium while
leading a group of men through an artillery barrage on 18 September 1944. Owen is buried in the
Netherlands American Cemetery, near Margraten, Netherlands.

MS1389

Dublin Core

Title

Finding Aid to the Owen Owen, Jr. Collection

Subject

finding aids
Owen, Owen Jr., 1924-1944

Description

Finding aid to the Owen Owen, Jr. Collection held at Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia. The collection includes a photograph and Purple Heart certificate for Owen Owen, Jr. and his service during World War II.

Creator

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Publisher

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Date

2023

Rights

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.)

Format

pdf

Language

English

Identifier

MS1389FA

Citation

George M. Jones Memorial Library (Lynchburg, Va.), “Finding Aid to the Owen Owen, Jr. Collection,” Digital Collections, accessed July 20, 2024, https://digitaljones.omeka.net/items/show/450.