Ronald Scott Owens – Electronics Warfare Technician 3rd Class, United States Navy

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Ronald Scott Owens; Vero Beach, Florida

Electronics warfare technician
Owens would have been 25 on Halloween.

He married his childhood sweetheart, Jaime Scott, five years ago. They moved to Virginia Beach six months ago, with their 4-year-old daughter, Isabella.

A petty officer 3rd class, he hoped to train for an officer's commission upon his return from his first deployment.

“He wanted an education and this was certainly a way to get it,” said Donna Scott, his mother-in-law.

The day before he died, Owens e-mailed his wife about plans for a beach vacation when he returned in February. He told her he loved her, said to keep smiling, he'd be home soon.

“He loved his family, and he loved his country,” said his mother-in-law, who last spoke with him four days ago, before Jaime and Isabella came to visit her.

“My girls are coming to see you,” he said then. “Take care of them for me.”

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