|courtesy of Frogman|
Ethel was in a National Guard unit in Sikeston, Missouri when it was federalized in December 1940. Whatever other units he was assigned to PFC Owens was transferred from the replacement depot to K Company 116th Infantry on 19 Jun 1944. Initially reported as missing in action, PFC Owens was killed in action on 17 Jul 1944.
PFC Owens is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery.
Ethel's brothers, Darrell Floyd Owens and Virgil Glen Owens, also served in the U.S. Army during WWII.