BRUCE E BOWERS
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HONORED ON PANEL 18E, LINE 39 OF THE WALL

BRUCE ELLIOT BOWERS

WALL NAME

BRUCE E BOWERS

PANEL / LINE

18E/39

DATE OF BIRTH

01/20/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/17/1967

HOME OF RECORD

DEARBORN HEIGHTS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Wayne County

STATE

MI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BRUCE ELLIOT BOWERS
POSTED ON 10.14.2019
POSTED BY: Sharon G Bowers

Bronze Star and Purple Heart

This is Bruce's sister again. I wanted to add that he earned both the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. Also, WKILLIAN@SMJUHSD.ORG posted the wrong date of death. It matters to the family. He died on April 17, 1967. Thank you.
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POSTED ON 10.3.2019
POSTED BY: Robert J Kosick

My friend Bruce

I haven't forgotten you Bruce , still think of you after all these years . We went to Western High school together . Lost track of you and always thought you made it back until I came across this website . What a shock . You were one of my real good friends at school . You'll always be in my prayers . Till we meet again !
Bob
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POSTED ON 4.17.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 4.16.2018
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Misadventure (Friendly fire)

PFC Bruce E. Bowers was an infantryman serving with D Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. On April 14, 1967, PFC Bowers was with his unit on a combat operation in Binh Dinh Province, RVN. While crossing a river, he was helping another soldier whose weapon accidently discharged, striking Bowers. He was fatally injured in the incident. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 5.16.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR PFC BOWERS,
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN INFANTRYMAN WITH THE 1ST CAVALRY. MIKE WAS 1ST CAV, SAY HI TO HIM. MY HUSBAND PASSED ON YOUR ANNIVERSARY. SAY HI TO HIM, HIS NAME IS MICHAEL. MONDAY WAS THE 42ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE MAYAQUEZ INCIDENT - THE LAST BIG BATTLE OF THE WAR BIG SIGH. 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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