Milam County, Texas
Milam County, Texas: List of Honor --
Individuals Who Have Given Their Lives in the
Defense of Their Country from World War I through Vietnam
Owen Foch Williams 
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, Korean War
[NO PHOTOGRAPH FOUND]
Service No.: O-306472
Born: 25 Mar 1919, Hays Co., Texas 
Died: 17 Sep 1952 
Age at time of loss: 33 years, 5 months, 23 days
Home of Record: Compton, CA
Marital Status: Married
Attended: Minerva Schools, Milam Co., Texas; San Pedro High School, San Pedro, CA
Prior Service: veteran, World War II
Ship/Unit: 193rd VF Fighter Squadron, USS Princeton (CV-37)
Aircraft: Vought F4U-4 Corsair
Awards: Navy Cross
Casualty Type: Non-hostile, died (airplane crash)
Cause of Death:
Soundex Code: W-452
Parents: W. J. Williams and ___________ Williams, Rockdale, Texas
Brothers: Willie B. Williams, Rockdale, Texas; Lee Williams, San Angelo, Texas; Cage William, Lometa, CA; Fred Williams, Oceanside, CA; Everett Williams, San Pedro, CA; Zed Williams, Eldo, NV
Sisters: ____________ Williams George (Mrs. Thad), Carlsbad, CA
Wife: Nadine Claire Holt Williams
Children: Dennis Williams, Michael Owen Williams, Terry Williams
Burial: Body Not Recovered
Milam County War Memorial:
"Rockdale Pilot is Killed in Korea" 
Lt. Owen F. Williams, 33, of the U.S. Navy Air Force has been killed in Korea, according to a telegram received by his father, W. J. Williams, who lives 7 miles northwest of Rockdale.
The wire reported Lt. Williams was killed while attempting to takeoff from a naval plane-carrier. The plane exploded and the body was never recovered, the wire stated. The accident occurred Wednesday, September 17.
Williams was a World War II veteran, having served 6 years in the naval air force at that time. He returned to active service in 1950 and has been flying in the Korean conflict for the past six months.
Born in Hagg County, Texas, on March 25, 1919, Williams attended school in Minerva, later transferring to San Pedro High School in California. He has been away from this community for the past six years.
Lt. Williams is survived by his wife, Nadine; three sons, Dennis, Michael and Terry; his father W. J. Williams and six brothers and one sister as follows: W. B. Williams of Rockdale, Lee Williams of San Angelo, Cage Williams of Lometa, California, Fred Williams of Oceanside, California, Everett Williams of San Pedro California, Zed Williams of Eldo, Nevada, and Mrs. Thad George of Carlsbad, California.
 No Individual Deceased Personnel 293 File, U.S. Army Total Personnel Command Center, Alexandria, VA
 Birth Certificate No. 74544, Hays Co., TX
 Texas Death Certificate, None found
 Rockdale Reporter, 25 Sep 1952, p. 1
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