"T4 JOHN BOWERS"
Headquarters, XI Corps
General Orders No. 13
12 March, 1945
Fourth Grade John Bowers, 11018378, Infantry, United States Army. For
heroic achievement in connection with military operations against the
enemy at Corregidor, Philippine Islands on 21 February 1945. Technician
Bowers was an aid man with a patrol which was proceeding through an
enemy infested ravine. When some of the men were wounded, Technician
Bowers disregarding the enemy fire, went to the wounded men and rendered
first aid. During this time Technician Bowers was wounded by grenade
fragments which also struck his Company Commander. In spite of his
wounds, he remained with the fallen officer rendering first aid until
help arrived. This action reflects great credit upon himself and the
military service. Home address: Mrs. Annie Bowers (mother), 40 Marchand
Street, Fall River, Massachusetts.