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Bartt D Owens was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in Aviation upon graduation from the United States Military Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations.
His military education includes the Aviation Officer Basic Course, and the Combined Arms Services Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Captain Owens' past assignments include Section Leader and Flight Platoon Leader in B Company, 7th Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He joined 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) in September of 1999.
On February 21, 2002 Captain Owens and nine others were killed in a helicopter crash in the Philippines. The helicopter crashed after ferrying U. S. Special Forces and supplies from Zamboanga City to Basilan Island
Captain Owens' awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), National Defense Service Medal Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.
CPT Owens was married to Leah Owens and had two children, Megan and Lauren