Illinois native killed at Fort Hood was decorated Army veteran of Iraq
BY TINA SFONDELES Staff Reporter April 4, 2014 6:36PM
This undated family photo shows U.S. Army Sgt. Tim Owens, who grew up in Effingham, Ill. Owens was one of three people killed by a shooter at Fort Hood, Texas on Wednesday. | Associated Press Photo/Courtesy of the Owens family
Updated: May 8, 2014 9:46AM
The Illinois native killed this week during an attack at Ford Hood, Texas, had served tours-of-duty in Kuwait and Iraq, and had earned multiple military awards, the U.S. Army disclosed Friday.
U.S. Army Sgt. Timothy Owens, 37, a native of downstate Effingham, was one of four people — including the gunman — killed in the Wednesday attack at the base in Texas.
Owens was a motor transport operator, and had enlisted in June 2004. He was deployed to Iraq from January to December 2005 and to Kuwait from January to December 2010. He was also a decorated soldier, receiving four Army Achievement Medals, a National Defense Service Medal, and several others, including a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. Tina Sfondeles