|Birth: ||Aug. 24, 1919|
|Death: ||Nov. 21, 1943|
Gilbert Islands, Kiribati
Clovis William Bowen was born August 24, 1919 in Waco, McLennan, Texas, the second of three sons born to Joel Thomas Bowen and Louisa Jane Dodgion.
Clovis joined the U. S. Marines in 1941 and was stationed in San Diego, California. He eventually was promoted to Private First Class and joined Company C, First Marine Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, which served in the South Pacific during World War II. His company invaded the Tarawa Atoll in the Gilbert Islands and met fierce enemy resistance resulting in the death of hundreds of brave Marines on the beach. Clovis was among those missing in action at Tarawa on November 21, 1943. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and is memorialized at the National Cemetery in Honolulu, Hawaii as Corporal Clovis W. Bowen (See FindAGrave.com memorial 56115967).
Clovis' remains have never been identified, and the military marker in Rosemound Cemetery is "In Memory of". Bowen family members willing to provide DNA to help in this effort are invited to contact the creator/contributor of this memorial.
Joel Thomas Bowen (1896 - 1974)
Louisa Jane Dodgion Bowen (1895 - 1973)
Clovis William Bowen (1919 - 1943)
Clovis William Bowen (1919 - 1943)*
Marion Leverett Bowen (1922 - 2003)*
Note: K-191 (Bowen family plot). Grave marker "In Memory Of"...
Created by: Joan (Wyatt) Bradley
Record added: Dec 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 121101219
Clovis William Bowen (1919-1943), missing in action -- thank you for your sacrifice for our country.|
Joan (Wyatt) Bradley
Added: Dec. 3, 2013