ELMER G. OWENS

OWENS,ELMER
ELMER	G. OWENS

ELMER G. OWENS

Lieutenant Colonel Elmer G. Owens was commissioned Infantry upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 27 March 1942. His first duty assignment was as Assistant Adj-2nd Stu Tng Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Adjutant-78th Regiment., IRTC, Camp Robinson, Arkansas; S-3 78th Regiment, IRTC, Camp Robinson, Arkansas; Asst Adj Gen 81st Inf Div, FECOM; Actg Adj Gen 81st Inf Div, FECOM;  Actg Asst Adj Gne IX Corps, FECOM;  S-2 37th Inf Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia; Adj Sch Trps The Infantry School&325th Inf, Fort Benning Georgia; Bn ExO 1st Bn 32nd & 5th Inf, FECOM; Regiment'l ExO 5th Inf Regiment, FECOM; ExO 5th Inf Regiment & Co 1st Bn, FECOM; S-3 5th Inf Regiment, USARPAC; S-3 5th Inf Regiment, FECOM; Chief AAA Sec SA Br CMDTAGO, Pentagon, Washington D.C.; Asst Chief SA Br CMDTAGO, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; ExO G-3 USARCARIB & G3 23d Div, USARCARIB; Secretary General Staff, USARCARIB; Dep G-3 USARCARIB. | Lieutenant Colonel Owens attended the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland and American Extension School of Law, Chicago, Illinois and holds a degree in General Law-General(LLB). Military schools attended include: Branch Basic Course, Branch Advanced Course, C&GS School or College, Sandia-Special Weapons Orientation Course. | His awards and decorations include: Commendation Ribbon, Bronze Star w/ V, Legion of Merit, Silver Star, Occ Medal, World War II Vic Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Republic of Korea, Presidential Unit Citation, American Def Svc Medal, As-Pac Svc Medal, Korean Svc Medal, American Campaign Medal, UN Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Lieutenant Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Graduation Year

    1942

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    1959

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00069