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WWII combat veteran Arthur Owens receives medals 68-years later

Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade is greeted after having been presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic combat actions during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade was presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic combat actions during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade was accompanied by his wife of 66-years Ruthanne during the medal ceremony. Owens was presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic combat actions during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade was presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic actions during WWII during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade was presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic actions during WWII during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade was presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic actions during WWII during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade was presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic actions during WWII during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Brig. Gen. Mike Bridges presented Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic actions in WWII during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade was presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic actions during WWII during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade was presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic actions during WWII during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade was presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic actions during WWII during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade was presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic actions during WWII during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade is greeted after having been presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic combat actions during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade was presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic combat actions during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade was accompanied by his wife of 66-years Ruthanne during the medal ceremony. Owens was presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic combat actions during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade was presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic actions during WWII during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade was presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic actions during WWII during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade was presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic actions during WWII during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade was presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic actions during WWII during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Brig. Gen. Mike Bridges presented Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic actions in WWII during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade was presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic actions during WWII during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade was presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic actions during WWII during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade was presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic actions during WWII during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
Arthur W. Owens who served during WWII as a U.S. Army Technician Fifth Grade was presented the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, and other medals for his heroic actions during WWII during a ceremony 68-years later at the National Guard Armory on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. While serving in Germany, Owens' tank was hit by an anti-tank shell on March 23, 1945. After evacuating the tank, he discovered that two of his crew was still in the tank. Although the anti-tank-gun continued to fire at the tank, he made two trips back to the tank and each time pulling one of the injured crew to safety. Owens was also awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Service Stars, World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp.
Bill Roth
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