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ED OWENS served aboard USS REQUIN as Engineman.  After his service in the US Navy, he became a police officer in central Florida.  When it became necessary to refloat this boat and move her 100 yards astern of the spot where she was resting in the Hillsborough River in Tampa, ED was the guy with the knowhow to insert the specially made valves into the tops of the ballast tanks and REQUIN came alive once again.  Sadly, he developed a fatal disease soon after and passed away in his fifties.

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