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RICHARD ALAN BOWMAN


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

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REMEMBRANCES

  • I Knew Richie from First Grade

    Posted on 10/13/13 - by Jan Hadley
    We went to first grade together in what became the Brookside Union Hall while we watched them build Brookside Elementary across the street. We flipped upside-down out of swings, watched the dirigibles heading for Lakehurst and shared army blankets at nap time. We caught frogs in the creek in back of his house and sent them up on helium balloons as frog-o-nauts. At the Mayfair in 6th grade, we both threw the softball exactly 152 feet. In high school, we double-dated, got smashed out on creek road and shot pool in his basement while Scott bugged us constantly. I was on a helicopter carrier in Vietnam when Richie was killed and didn't find out until I returned. He was my good life-long friend and will never be forgotten.
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  • Always Remembered.........Never Forgotten!

    Posted on 11/4/11 - by Kathy Bowman Mosher basktdreamweaver@aol.com
    The holidays are quickly coming and it still seems empty without your quick wit and smile to make us laugh. Our family is one of many, who will always feel the pain of that empty seat, never to be filled by your presence.
    Your birthday is coming as well, you'd be 62, somehow that doesn't seem quite right. In my mind you'll always be 20, young, fibrant, filled with hopes and dreams and a wonderful life ahead of you. Mom and Dad always wanted the best for each of us, you gave them so much joy and to all who knew you. Sleep in Heavenly peace Richie we love and miss you so
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  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 2/11/11
    Rest in peace with the warriors. (Photo Credit: Tim Dube)
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  • Iraq Vet

    Posted on 3/29/10 - by MSG Keith Walker keith.walker4909@yahoo.com
    its been a long time from high school ... did not serve in Vietnam, serve in Iraq 39 years later ... thanks for what you did!
  • I was there when he died.

    Posted on 10/20/08 - by Robert Lisenby (Indian) robertnkathy@earthlink.net
    I am proud to have served with Cpl. Bowman in Cambodia. My best friend there, Larry Speight went in to try and get to him, but the enemy fire was too great.Robert Steele died the next day and it was on the 11th before we were able to retrieve the bodies.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.