Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Weather/Natural disaster
Location: New Mexico
Private First Class Marvin Owen was killed during a flood while attempting to rescue a family on an access road to the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The family was stranded on a bridge and as PFC Owen attempted to rescue them they were struck by a 12-foot high wall of water, which washed them off of the bridge.
Owen was posthumously awarded the Soldiers Medal of Valor, and the road was later renamed Owen Road.
PFC Owen had served with the United States Army Military Police Corps for two years.