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This information was submitted by: Beverly Oakley to the Purple Heart database I have received her permission to also place this information here.
Richard L. Bower, son of Lewis and Rose Bower
Brothers: Robert L. Bower of Sheboygan
Roger L. Bower of Sheboygan
Sisters: Mary Ann Hackbarth - Merril, Wi
Marion R. Hoffman - Tomahawk, Wi
Diane Burt - Sheboygan

Richard was a 1948 graduate of Kiel High School, and a student at Mission House Colege.
On January 28, 1949 he inlisted in the Marine Corps.
Received his training at Paris Island, N. C. He left for overseas duty in
April, 1950. His last letter from Korea was received by his parents on November 19th, 1950.
Richard's name was included on the sixth list #195,
as missing in action on January 8, 1951.

His remains were never returned. He was Sheboygan County's 18th
casuality of the KOREAN WAR, three have been reported killed,
six others are missing in action, and eight wounded in combat.

Richard L. Bower
7INF RGT 1 MAR DIV
IDNO 1118295
U.S. MARINE CORPS
Born: 08-09-1930
Died: 12-03-1950

Rank: Pfc
Hometown: Plymouth, Wisconsin


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