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Bowers, Earle C., Jr.

Date of birth:
1918 (Rhode Island/Rhode Island, United States)
Date of death:
September 27th, 1944 (near Rimburg/Limburg, the Netherlands)
Buried on:
Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot: F. Row: 1. Grave: 64.
Service number:
0-1301773
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

Earle C. Bowers was at first enlisted with Company C, 346th Infantry Regiment at Camp McCain, Mississippi. On June 10th, 1944 he landed at Vierville-sur-Mer as part of a U.S. Rangers Battalion. Later he was added to the 2nd Battalion, Company C, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
1st Lieutenant
Unit:
Company C, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division "Old Hickory", U.S. Army
Awarded on:
1944
For action performed on 15 August 1944, near Domfront/Orne department, Basse-Normandie, France.

General Orders No.60, Headquarters, 30th Infantry Division (1944).
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion, Company C, 119th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division "Old Hickory", U.S. Army

This award was obtained in the form of an Oak Leave to be attached on the ribbon of the first award.
Purple Heart

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