Bowers, Jesse, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Primary Unit
1942-1945, 3rd Amphibious Corps (III AC)
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Private 1st Class


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Pvt Richard Barzelogna to remember Marine PFC Jesse Bowers.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Bunnell, Florida
Last Address
Bunnell, Florida

Date of Passing
Not Specified
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War Medal US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge (Original)

 Military Association Memberships
Post 5213, Flagler County PostChapter 86
  1946, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 5213, Flagler County Post (Member) (Palm Coast, Florida) [Verified]
  1967, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 86 (Operations Officer) (Flagler Beach, Florida) [Verified]

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Jesse Eugene Bowers' last known employment was that of Construction Contractor in the Persian Gulf region.
Other Comments:

Jesse Eugene "Gene" Bowers was born 7-7-1923 in Baxley, Georgia.

Gene served in the USMC, 7-10-1942 through 10-15-1945, with most of his service being deployed in the Pacific Theater, with one 30 day leave home during autumn, 1945, in which he surprised his mother.  He kept a framed patch of III Amphibious Corps and was very proud of his service with that unit.

He was a very active life member of DAV Jim Bowe Chapter 86, Flagler Beach, Florida, and VFW Flagler County Post 5213, Bunnell, Florida.

On 7-6-1980, he was murdered by his wife, Francis, with a single gun shot while visiting a friend and fellow USMC veteran/ VFW Life member in Bunnell, Florida.  She was found Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity in the subsequent murder trial that followed.

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Rifle Expert (Pre 1959)

 Unit Assignments
  1942-1945, 3rd Amphibious Corps (III AC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/New Georgia Group Operation
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Bougainville
  1944-1944 Marianas Operation /Battle of Guam (1944)
  1944-1944 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Peleliu
  1945-1945 Western Pacific Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Iwo Jima
  1945-1945 Ryukyus Campaign (1945)/Battle for Okinawa
  1946-1945 Operation Beleaguer (China)
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