"T4 JOHN BOWERS"
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Headquarters, XI Corps
General Orders No. 13
12 March, 1945

 

Technician 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.

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ADDENDA

 
Hello All,

My name is Lisa Bowers. My Grandfather was Jack Bowers, one of the medics who served with you. Grandpa Jack passed away before I was born, so I never knew him. I'm currently serving in the Army as a Nurse, and I'm looking for any information I can find about my family's military history. Even though I never knew him, I always strive to be the kind of officer he'd be proud of.

All I have of my Grandfather are a few photos and some stories. I am always looking for more stories and photos.

Thank you all!

Sincerely,
Lisa A. Bowers
1 August 2008