15 April 1945 — Po Valley, Italy
During one of the bloodiest battles of the Spring Offensive of the Po Valley in Italy. 2nd Lieutenant Owen W. Fligg, Jr., forward observer with Company B, after the company occupied Hill 828 at Le Coste, was killed by macine gun and sniper fire.
He was the recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was a member of the 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division.