Oct 062011

John Westley Bowden

Birth: Jan. 29, 1947 Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Death: May 31, 1968, Thua Thien, Vietnam.

Sergeant John Westley Bowden was 21 years old and was married. John died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. He served our country for 2 years. He was the Husband of Mrs. Dianne Bowden of Charlotte, NC. He served with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, “Screaming Eagles”. He was awarded The Combat Infantryman’s Badge, The Bronze Star Medal, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Burial: York Memorial Cemetery, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Plot: Sect.6 A, Block # 3, Lot # 69, Grave C.

(Source: Posted with permission of Tom & Jim Reece, #46857744; finding NC Vietnam KIA/MIA’s gravesites; Reconfigured and submitted by: Ron Yates)

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