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.