John David Bowyer

Corporal Bowyer was a member of Company E, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He was killed in action while fighting the enemy in Korea.

The Kingsport Times, Jan. 22, 1952
Mr. and Mrs. S.F. Bowyer, 524 Sequoyah Drive, were notified Monday of the death of their son, Cpl. John David Bowyer, 20, killed in action in the Korean area on January 17, 1952.
Cpl. Bowyer was with the First Marine Division, “E” Company, Second Battalion, Seventh Regiment. He enlisted in the Marines on February 6, 1951, and was made a corporal November 17. A graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School in 1949, Bowyer worked for one year in Lubbock, Tex., and attended Texas Tech. He then returned to Kingsport and was employed for six months by Tennessee Eastman Company before entering the service. Besides his parents, he is survived, in the immediate family by two sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Cummins and Miss Sue Bowyer; and two brothers, Robert and Harry Bowyer, all of Kingsport.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 3 November 1931
  • Date of death: 16 January 1952
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Kingsport
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Oak Hill Cemetery, Kingsport, Sullivan County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Bottom Panel
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