Bowers, John Russell, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1951-1951, POW/MIA
Service Years
1950 - 1951

Private First Class

One Overseas Service Bar

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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
May 03, 1951
Hostile, Died while Captured
Intentional Homicide
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Greenville Memorial Gardens - Piedmont, South Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

2nd Infantry Division Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Veteran Gold Star

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War Fallen
  1951, Korean War Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 9th Infantry 2nd Infantry Division3rd Battalion, 9th Infantry POW/MIA
  1950-1951, 4745, HHC, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry
  1950-1951, 111.1, 2nd Infantry Division
  1950-1951, HHC, 3rd Battalion, 9th Infantry
  1951-1951, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1951 Korean War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
PFC John Bowers served with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.

He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy in South Korea on 14 February 1951 and was killed by a guard on 3 May1951 in POW Camp 5, Pyokdong, North Korea..

Though his remains were not recovered following the action in Korea, they were eventually accounted for 15 February 2015 through DNA. He was interred in Greenville Memorial Gardens, Anderson County, South Carolina.

He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.  
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