John Carol Owen Jr. was born in Missouri, the son of John Carrol Owen Sr. and Inez Camp Law.
He died 15 October 1942.

He served on the U.S.S. Meredith (DD434)
The U.S.S. Meredith was lost in action in the Solomons. Three torpedoes and two bomb hits delivered the death blow to the Meredith on October 15, 1942, as it was convoying a tug, U.S.S. Vireo (AT-144) and its gasoline-laden tow off San Cristobal Island in the Solomons. John Owen was lost at sea and officially declared dead on 16 October 1943.

Memorialized at the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines

Norris High School Alumnus. Commemorated on plaque at Norris Town Center, Norris, TN.

  • Rank: Electricians Mate Third Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 25 September 1921
  • Date of death: 15 October 1942
  • County: Anderson
  • Hometown: Andersonville
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Meredith (DD434)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Top Panel
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