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National Guard general to speak at Memorial Day ceremony in Florence

MATTHEW ROBERTSON Morning News mrobertson@scnow.comMay 20, 2019

FLORENCE, S.C. — The speaker for this year’s Memorial Day ceremony on May 27 at Florence National Cemetery will be the director of the Joint Staff of the South Carolina National Guard.

Brig. Gen. Stephen B. Owens is a Clemson ROTC graduate, Class of 1985, and has served and commanded various engineer units including the 122nd Engineer Battalion of the South Carolina Army National Guard when it earned a Valorous Unit Award while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

Since returning from overseas in 20005, he has served in different positions with Joint Forces Headquarters, including director of plans, operations and training of the South Carolina Army National Guard.

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