Remember Them: Major Charles Gordon Owen

Part of a continuing special tribute to help mark Canada’s 150th anniversary.

(Ret) Major Charles Gordon Owen (RCR) Photo: Our Canada

Veteran Profile: (Ret) Major Charles Gordon Owen (RCR)

Charles was born in Los Angeles, Calif, on May 3, 1929. He served as an officer of 3rd Battalion RCR (Pioneer) and after approximately 16 months of training for overseas service, he was sent to Korea. During the Chinese attack on Hill 187, he was wounded and became a Prisoner of War for several months. He was released at the cessation of hostilities in 1953. Charles retired to Victoria, B.C.

“He put the gun to my head and pulled the trigger. The firing pin hit the bullet but the bullet didn’t fire.”

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Originally Published in Our Canada

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