Veteran Profile: Major (Ret) C. G. Owen

Veteran Voices of Canada recently published an article on Club member and former General Committee member, Major C. G. Owen.

Major C. G. Owen (RCR) was born in Los Angeles, California 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.

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


To view an interview with Maj. Owen, researched and produced by Veterans Voices of Canada, please visit:

Maj. Owen retired to Victoria, British Columbia and joined the Union Club in 1985.

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