For this week’s sabiduría, we talk to Captain Bryon Owen, a marine who has traveled all over the world to reclaim the remains of missing soldiers. He says being a Latino is an asset for those serving in the armed forces.
Captain Bryon J. Owen has led three recovery missions to Papua New Guinea and recovered the remains of nine American personnel. His personal decorations include the Silver Star, Bronze Star with combat V, the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Commendation Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal with gold star and combat V, and the Combat Action Ribbon w/gold star. He was the 2012 recipient of the Navy League’s General John H. Lejeune Award for Inspirational Leadership.