Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Burial Service for soldier slain in Afghanistan set for Saturday

Funeral services will be held Friday in Dallas for Sgt. Gregory Owens, Jr., who died July 20, 2009 in Wardak Province, Afghanistan of wounds from an improvised explosive device.
Burial will be in Mooringsport, La. north of Shreveport on Saturday at 2 PM.
He was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery (STRIKE), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
The burial will be conducted with full military honors by soldiers from Fort Polk and an escort by the Patriot Guard Riders.
The cemetery is at 1240 Republican Church Road, south of Blanchard Furrh Road.


  1. Thank you Sgt. Gregory Owens, Jr for giving your life for this country. May God bless you and your family.

  2. I hope some local folks will turn out in Mooringsport to show support.

  3. Is anyone organizing anything?

  4. I congratulate, very good idea


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