|Bowman, Richard W. (704th)|
|People - Honorees|
Richard W. Bowman
Biography: Richard Bowman was born on Nov. 14, 1921 in Kings County, New York. He graduuated from High School and went on to college, completing three years.
Service Time: Richard entered the service on Nov. 10, 1942 in New York city. He became a Combat Medic and was assigned to the Medical Attachment to the 704th Tank Destroyer Battalion. While in France, a sniper shot the helmet right off his head. Richard was only slightly wounded but it did earn him a Purple Heart. In addition, Richard recieved the Silver Star, a Bronze Star, the American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Combat Medic's Badge and the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal. Richard reached the rank of Technician 5th Grade.
Richard returned from the service and married Lillian Elizabeth and together they had two sons, Glenn Walker and Wayne Richard. In his spare time, Richard enjoyed collecting vintage cars and he also was a member of the 704th Tank Destroyer Association where he was editor of their 5 Star Review newsletter.
Richard passed away on May 19, 2005 and was buried at the Hauppauge Rural Cemetery in
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