Dewey L. Owens
Corporal, United States Army
Corporal, U.S. Army
Home: Point, Louisiana
Company B, 8th Machine-Gun Battalion, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 14 - 15, 1918
General Orders No. 44, W.D., 1919
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Dewey Owens, Corporal, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Chateau-Thierry, France, July 14 -15, 1918.
While the enemy was attempting a crossing of
the River Marne, Corporal Owens set his gun in position under heavy fire,
losing some of his men in the exploit. He assisted the wounded to safety,
after which he returned to his gun. When a shell struck his gun and disabled
it, he secured another gun and placed it in position. This time all his
men had become casualties, and, aided by a runner, he manned the gun. In
attempting to repair it, after another hit, he was killed.
Posted: 23 April 2005 Updated: 23 December 2006