RICHARD A BOWMAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 31 OF THE WALL

RICHARD ALAN BOWMAN

WALL NAME

RICHARD A BOWMAN

PANEL / LINE

9W/31

DATE OF BIRTH

01/12/1950

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/19/1970

HOME OF RECORD

NEWARK

COUNTY OF RECORD

New Castle County

STATE

DE

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

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POSTED ON 6.9.2016

Remembering An American Hero

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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POSTED ON 6.6.2016
POSTED BY: Kathy Bowman Mosher

19 Jun 2016

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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POSTED ON 10.24.2015
POSTED BY: Larry Leonzio

It's been a long time

Richie, you will never be forgotten!
Miss you man.
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POSTED ON 7.3.2015
POSTED BY: Darrell Grubbs

I remember.

Richie and Dan were the older guys that picked on us slightly younger guys.(2-3yrs) Remember Ogletown Baptist Church and always wanting to be just a little older. Maybe then they wouldn't have feed me dog food at Jake Zimmerman's cabin in the Poconos at a RA outing. Or exlax around the camp fire at Elkton State Park. That's what the older guys did. They were bad memories at the time. But in June 1970 I was getting out of High School had already enlisted in the Army and my last memory of Richie was really the worse. That was the service at Ogletown Baptist for Richie. Maybe one day I can replace that memory. I was at the traveling wall in Dover De today and found Richie's name just like I do every time I'm at the full size or traveling wall because I remember.
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POSTED ON 2.6.2015
POSTED BY: Kathy Bowman Mosher

It still feels like yesterday

Dear Richie,
It feels so strange that you would be 65 now, if this War had not taken you from us. Like a thief in the night, your life was stolen from us, leaving a wound so large a scar could never manifest itself. In my mind you will always remain 20, forever in my heart. Each year that goes by, is a painful reminder of our families loss, the empty chair at our dinner table where you staked your claim as "Your seat" was never occupied by another.
Your death, like ripples on a lake, has had a profound effect on many! The ripples go on forever never allowing us to see the end. Your classmates, church friends and family will always remember your Dennis the Menace smile, tenacity, love of your family, generous heart and sense of humor.
I will never forget that Monday when the "Black Sedan" pulled up to the back of our home. Thankfully, no one was home! The Officers went to the Osborne's next door, where they gave information to Dad's office! You were listed MIA till Wednesday, when the gut wrenching news was imparted to us, you had been killed in action.
Today, your Band of Brothers have found me and many good things have occurred l am grateful to each and everyone of them for their love for me because of their profound respect for you! Lt. Ferguson said " You lost your brother, but you have gained so many more." 1st CAV C 2/5 of Vietnam meets every two years where we all heal a little more each time we're together. Your platoon sgt, has always blamed himself for your death, today, we are so close and I feel some of you through him and his recollections of you.
You will always be MY HERO, you lived life to the fullest, you died living the soldiers creedo from the Bible,"Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for a friend."
You are the best example a baby sister could ever want or need!
Duty nobly done, rest in Heavenly peace till we are together again. I love and miss you so much.

Love always,
Kathy
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