Richard Owen, 77, Lt. Colonel, USAF(Ret), a former USAF and DIA Intelligence Officer, died 4 November 2017 in Cary, NC. He had been a unit commander with the Air Force Intelligence Service in Washington, DC. Subsequently he was employed as a Senior Civilian GS-15 with DIA. He was also a disabled Vietnam War
Veteran. Rick earned a BA degree from West Virginia University in 1963, and a MA Degree from Central Michigan University in 1976. Upon graduation Colonel Owen was commissioned as a 2d Lieutenant in the Air Force and had a distinguished military career. He attended the Armed Forces Air Intelligence Center at Denver, CO and his initial assignment was Tokyo, Japan. Subsequent assignments included
tours at Langley, AFB, VA; Seoul, South Korea; Tan Son Nhut AB, Republic of Vietnam; Fort Belvoir, VA; and the Pentagon. He was a graduate of the Air Force Squadron Officers School, the Air Command & Staff College, and the National Defense University. He was also a graduate of the Korean language course at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, and also studied at the Tokyo
School for Japanese Language. He retired from the Air Force in 1986 and subsequently retired as a civilian Federal Employee with DIA in 2001. He held many military awards and decorations including the Bronze Star Medal. He is survived by Mia Owen, his wife of 52 years, a daughter, and other family.
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