Body Of Sapulpa Soldier Returned To Oklahoma

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 3:52 pm
By: News On 6

UNDATED -- The body of a Sapulpa soldier killed in Afghanistan returned home Friday.  Sergeant Kirk Owen was killed last week while on patrol.

The 37-year-old father of two was on his second tour of duty.  He was one of four soldiers killed in the deadliest week Oklahoma's National Guard has faced since the September 11th terror attacks.

8/5/2011 Related Story: Deadliest Week For Oklahoma Soldiers In Afghanistan

His funeral will be Monday in Sapulpa.

The family is asking that instead of flowers donations be given to either Blue Star Moms or the youth ministry at First Baptist Church of Sapulpa.

8/4/2011 Related Story: Fallen Sapulpa Soldier Remembered For Integrity, Faith