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PFC Rex Merrill Bowers
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Birth: Dec. 18, 1920
Burley
Cassia County
Idaho, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1945, Luxembourg

PFC Rex Merrill Bowers
Co. C, 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division
Killed in Action 25 January 1945
at Weiswampach, northern Luxembourg

Rex Bowers was born December 18, 1920 in Burley, Idaho. He is one of five children of Elias and Hannah Bowers. He graduated from Burley High School in 1938 and married his high school sweetheart, Myrtle Smith. He affectionately called his young wife "Smitty." They had three children, Marilyn Jean, Gary Rex and Diana Gail. His children all were under six years old when he was killed.

He was killed with eleven other men in his company as they struggled forward in deep snow under heavy and accurate German gunfire. 
 
Burial:
Gem Memorial Gardens
Burley
Cassia County
Idaho, USA
 
Created by: Dolores Maxwell
Record added: Jun 29, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11261312
PFC Rex Merrill Bowers
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Rest in Peace, Rex!
- 455th AAA Historian
 Added: Dec. 24, 2012
Thank you for your service to America.
- Bob & Nancy Cannon
 Added: Sep. 11, 2009

- D Scott
 Added: Oct. 24, 2008
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