Garnet Houston Bowlin was the son of Edward Arch Bowlin and Amanda Adams. Stephson of Fletcher M. Crocker.

Garnet Bowlin served on the U.S.S. Prairie (AD15) and was transferred to the U.S.S. Nitro on 29 January 1942. On 14 February 1942 he was transferred to the U.S.S. Juneau.
Died 13 November 1942 and is listed on the Tablets of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.

NOTE: John C. Baker also went down with the Juneau.

The USS Juneau’s most famous crewmembers were the five Sullivan brothers, all lost when the ship went down. One survivor, Allan Heyn, had an account of its loss that was published in “American Heritage” in 1956.

Heyn’s account:

Photo of the Juneau shortly before her loss:

  • Rank: Seaman First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 December 1919
  • Date of death: 13 November 1942
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Juneau (CL-52)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Top Panel
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