Nov. 14, 2016
Wounded during first tour in Iraq, Soldier’s return there in support of OIR has personal meaning
QAYYARAH WEST AIRFIELD, IRAQ - Smoke rose in the distance from an oil field set on fire during the battle between Iraqi security forces and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant as U.S Army Sgt. Addison Owen stood outside his tent. Owen, an infantryman with Company B, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Strike, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is no stranger to Iraq, this is his second time deployed to the country.