Albert Charles Owen
Private First Class Albert C. Owen joined the United States Marines during the Korean War and was a member of Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division. He enlisted two days after his seventeenth birthday on September 7, 1951. Private First Class Owen was the son of Mrs. Nancy Edmondson and the step-son of Allen Edmondson who resided on Washington Pike.
He was seriously wounded in action by a sniper in the Western Outposts in April of 1953. Albert was flown to the Naval Hospital in Burbank, CA, and remained under treatment until his death on July 8, 1953.
Private First Class Owen was returned to Knoxville the following week and funeral services were held at Union Baptist Church on July 16, 1953. He was buried at the National Cemetery in Knoxville with full military honors provided by American Legion Post #2.
Private First Class Owen was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.