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.
OWENS, DEWEY L
CORPL CO B 8TH MG BN 3RD DIV
DATE OF DEATH: 07/15/1918
BURIED AT: SECTION EUROP SITE 3176
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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