OWEN, TIMOTHY SAMUEL Name: Timothy Samuel Owen Rank/Branch: E3/US Army Unit: Company D, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade Date of Birth: 25 December 1946 (Mobile AL) Home City of Record: Rochester NY Date of Loss: 29 June 1968 Country of Loss: South Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 135615N 1082630E (BR238418) Status (in 1973): Missing in Action Category: 4 Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground Refno: 1219 Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing) Source: Compiled by Homecoming II Project 30 June 1990 from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK 1998. REMARKS: SYNOPSIS: PFC Timothy S. Owen was assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry in Vietnam. On June 29, 1968, his unit was conducting a night ambush about 25 miles east-southeast of Pleiku in Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam. At about 2400 hours, Owen left the ambush position, and it was believed that he fell into a stream, became disoriented and moved away from the squad's position. Search efforts were begun within fifteen minutes and continued for four days. A combat tracker team (tracker dogs and handlers) and helicopters assisted in the search. Patrols in the area continued to search as late as July 6, but no trace of Timothy Owen was ever found. Timothy Owen was declared Missing in Action because no evidence was ever found that he was dead. His disappearance remains a mystery, as he did not return in 1973 with 591 Americans who were released from various POW camps in Vietnam at the time. Over 10,000 reports relating to Americans prisoner, missing and unaccounted for in Southesat Asia have been received by the U.S. Government since 1975. A Pentagon panel concluded in 1986 that there were at least 100 men still alive. Timothy Owen could be one of these men. How much longer must they wait for this country to bring them home?