Howard Thomas Bawgus was born 23 July 1925 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Youngest son of William Marshall Bawgus and Lucinda Grindstaff.
Killed in Action 25 June 1944
Buried at Monta Vista Cemetery

2nd Marine Division, 6th Marines, Company E

He may have fallen on Saipan; the 6th Marines (part of 2nd Marine Division) landed there June 15, 1944.

The Johnson City Press, 6  August 1944
W.M. Bawgus of 1001 Oak street has been notified his son, Pvt. Howard T. Bawgus, 19, of the U.S. Marine Corps was killed in action somewhere in the Pacific theater of operations. Private Bawgus was the youngest of five brother in the armed forces. A former student at Boones Creek High School, he entered the service October 21, 1943. He was a member of the Second Church of Christ. Surviving besides the father are seven brothers, David A., Gunner’s mate second class, Pvt. Jack D., George K., seaman second class, Pvt. John T., Charlie and Milton of Buffalo community and William Bawgus of New Jersey and four sisters, Clara of 409 West Main street, Mrs. Elsie Franklin of 2001 East Watauga avenue, Mrs. Mary Hopson of Fishery and Mrs. Elizabeth Smith of San Antonio.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 23 July 1925
  • Date of death: 25 June 1944
  • County: Washington
  • Hometown: Johnson City
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Monte Vista Cemetery, Johnson City, Washington County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Middle Panel
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