Richard Bowers Class of 1936 

Entered service November 19, 1941.  Graduated from OCS as 2nd Lt. Assigned to 3902 QM Truck Co. as Platoon Comdr, arriving in England February 1944.  Unit participated in Normandy invasion at Utah Beach, providing Logistical support for assault divisions of Patton's 3rd Army through France, Germany and during last weeks of war attached to 16th Armored Div., liberated Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. AWARDED BRONZE STAR MEDAL WHILE SERVING WITH 16TH ARMORED DIVISION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA.   Separated from active duty February 1946 with rank of Captain, joined Army Reserve and retired as Colonel after 35 years of active & reserve service.  Awarded American Defense and North American Defense ribbons.  European Africa Middle East Theater ribbon, Bronze Star for Valor. 

Bronze Star American Defense European Africa Middle East World War 2 Victory