In Memory of James Herbert Bowen





Honoring James Herbert Bowen


James Herbert Bowen was born January 2, 1924, and is deceased. He served honorably in the World War II Navy Armed Guard Service. He accepted all assignments, regardless of the danger involved, and performed all duties in an exemplary manner. He was well liked by his shipmates and by his gunnery officers. James was assigned as follows: US Navy Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois Armed Guard School, Gulfport, Mississippi US Navy Armed Guard Center, 1st Ave and 52nd St, Brooklyn, New York SS Joseph Rodman Drake - Gunner SS Anson P.K. Safford - Gunner SS Swift Arrow - Gunner Armed Guard Gunnery School, Camp Shelton, Virginia SS Alcoa Scout - Gunner NAS, Alameda, California James H Bowen died from cancer August 3, 1984. He is survived by his wife Edythe, and three children, Thelma J New, Keith W and Colleen M Coil/Bowen. Two other sons, William P, a U.S. Navy veteran who died June 16, 2006, and Carl A, who served with the U.S. Army in Viet Nam and who died November 18, 2009, are now united with their father. If you knew James, please contact his daughter by email at dr_tjnewzoomtown.com.



James H Bowen in civilian clothes


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James Bowen and friend - in uniform


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James Bowen and friends - James is at the left in the back


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James Bowen in uniform


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James Bowen in uniform while at Camp Shelton, Virginia


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Discharge Authority


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Separation Paper


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Honorable Discharge


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Honored by President Harry Truman


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Honored by President Ronald Reagan


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