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Vietnam veteran passed away waiting for parade to begin

Vietnam vet dies near start of parade route
By The Record
July 05, 2013

STOCKTON - One reason revelers turned out for the Fourth of July parade in Stockton on Thursday was to remember those who served in the armed forces.

But after the parade, Stockton's veterans were remembering one of their own. Arthur "Cowboy" Owens, 67, apparently died near the starting point of the parade route, sometime near where the procession began, said friends of the U.S. Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War.

Part of the Stockton's Veterans of Foreign Wars Luneta Post 52, he was one of the parade captains helping to organize the group.
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