Bowers, Kenneth S, Pvt

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1942-1942, 745, 1st Raider Bn/Co D
Service Years
1942 - 1942



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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Rt. 3, Nazareth, Pennsylvania

Casualty Date
Aug 07, 1942
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
Solomon Islands
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Belfast Union Cem., Belfast, Northampton Co., PA

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World War II Fallen
  1942, World War II Fallen

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)
 Unit Assignments
RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island1st Raider Bn
  1942-1942, 521, RTR (Cadre) MCRD Parris Island/10th Recruit Training Bn
  1942-1942, 745, 1st Raider Bn/Co D
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo) /Tulagi Island landing
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Killed in Action, 07 Aug 1942, during operations against Imperial Japanese Forces on Tulagi Island, British Solomon Islands.
BOWERS, Kenneth S., Pvt 521/745 (Rifleman)        SN: 359034
Born:  03 May 1921 Stockertown, Pennsylvania
Enlisted USMCR: 14 Jan 1942 (Home of Record: Rt. 3, Nazareth, Pennsylvania)
Died: 07 Aug 1942 (KIA, Tulagi Island, British Solomon Islands)
Interred: Belfast Union Cemetery, Belfast, Northampton County, PA (Section A, Lot 60.5, Grave 2)
Eastern Recruiting Division, 1700 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Jan 1942 Pvt, ERD, Phila., PA “14Jan42; 14, Jdenl at DHS Philadelphia, Pa.. and tr to MB, PI, SC same date”
10th Recruit Battalion, Recruit Depot, Marine Barracks, Parris Island, SC
Jan 1942 Pvt, 10thRecBn, RDep, MB, Parris Island, SC “14Jan42; 15, Jdenl fr DHS Philadelphia, Pa.”
Company D, Rear Echelon, 1st Marine Raider Battalion, Marine Barracks, Quantico, VA
Apr 1942 Pvt, Co D, Rear Echelon, 1stMarRdrBn, MB, Quantico, VA “1-20, at MB, Quantico, Va.; 21-30, abd USS MC KEAN and USS STRINGHAM conn trng exercises; 30, disemb at MB, Quantico, Va.”
Company D, 1st Marine Raider Battalion, 1st Marine Division, FMF, In the Field
Jul 1942 Pvt, Co D, 1stMarRdrBn, FMF, In the Field (Tutuila, Samoa & Noumea, New Caledonia) “1-4, (Rear Echelon)at Tutuila, Samoa; 4, emb on bd USS HEYWOOD for trans from Tutuila, Samoa to Noumea, New Caledonia; 5-9, underway; 10, arr at Noumea, New Caledonia; 23, emb on bd USS MC KEAN for spl assignment and sailed same date.”
Aug 1942 Pvt, Co D, 1stMarRdrBn, 1stMarDiv, FMF, In the Field (Tulagi, British Solomon Is) “7, Killed in Action”
Based on this service record, I believe that we can confidently state that he rates the following awards for WWII:
Purple Heart Medal
Combat Action Ribbon
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal-1 star
World War II Victory Medal
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