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RICHARD ALAN BOWMAN


is honored on Panel 9W, Line 31 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 1/12/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    Corporal Richard Alan Bowman, Served with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.
  • THANKS

    Posted on 5/20/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR CORPORAL RICHARD BOWMAN,
    THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN INFANTRYMAN WITH THE 1ST CAVALRY. MIKE WAS 1ST CAV, SAY HI TO HIM. TODAY IS ARMED FORCES DAY. MEMORIAL DAY IS APPROACHING, BUT ON ALL DAYS WE SHOULD HONOR YOU. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.
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  • Always Remembered, Never Forgotten?

    Posted on 6/14/16 - by KBMosher
    Dear Richie,

    Another Memorial Day has passed, I can't explain why this one has been so hard. Each day is Memorial Day for me, your portrait is the first I see in the morning and the last I see before retiring for the night. It's uncanny, seeing this portrait brings me peace and sadness almost symultainiously.
    September quickly approaches where I'll be with Your Band of Brothers in Georgia. I become anxious and happy being with your brothers! They bring so much to the table, healing for me and them. Each time we're together, I learn something new about you and your days before you died. I treasure this time, at the same time it takes days if not weeks to sort through my feelings laced with love for these brave men I know call brother. They will Never forget you this I can promise nor will I!
    I love you Richie, your sacrifice still and always will remain huge for me. My life as I once knew it changed in the blink of an eye when we were told you had been killed! You'll always be my Hero as a Patriot and my brother??????
    Not one baby sister could ever need more from a big brother than what you gave to me.

    Sleep in Heavenly Peace
    Duty nobly done

    Love always,

    Kathy
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 6/9/16
    Dear CPL Richard Alan Bowman, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • 19 Jun 2016

    Posted on 6/6/16 - by Kathy Bowman Mosher Kbowmanmosher@gmail.com
    Dearest Richie,

    This month is always tough for me, first Memorial Day and so quick to follow your KIA date! It's hard to fathom that forty-six years have marched on without you?It seems so surreal that this much time has passed and yet at times the shock and horror of the news of your death feels like yesterday.
    September 2016, your Band of Brothers are having their reunion, I will be there honoring you and the seventy-seven others that paid the ultimate sacrifice in your unit 1st CAV. C 2/5 airmobile Vietnam.
    The Wall, black as the hole in my heart, helps to soothe my fractured heart. As the days go by, you will be forever remembered till I take my final breath, I will keep your legacy alive. One day we will be together again in heaven.........a forever family never to be separated again?? I love and miss you so!!
    Duty nobly done, rest well till we meet again?
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The Wall of Faces

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