Bowen, Murrey M, HN

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1950-1950, HM-8404, 5th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/5)
Service Years
1949 - 1950

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Casualty Date
Sep 21, 1950
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Korea, South
Korean War
Location of Interment
Plainview Cemetery - Plainview, Texas
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Not Specified

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5th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/5)
  1950-1950, HM-8404, 5th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn (2/5)
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                           *BOWEN, MURRAY MALONE
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Murray Malone Bowen (2290459), Hospital Corpsman, U.S. Navy, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving as Corpsman with Company F, Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces at Yong Dong Po-Ri, Korea, on 21 September 1950. When the company with which Hospitalman Bowen was serving as a Company Corpsman came under intense fire from enemy small arms, machine guns and mortars, with absolute disregard for his own personal safety he moved from wounded to wounded to render first aid. Casualties were numerous and each time he went to the aid of a wounded Marine, he came under a virtual hail of enemy fire. After having aided at least nine wounded Marines, another fell seriously wounded in an alley between two buildings which was being swept by enemy machinegun fire. Fearlessly and courageously, he moved forward into the alley to aid the wounded Marine but was killed instantly by a burst of enemy machinegun fire just before reaching the side of the wounded Marine. Hospitalman Bowen's heroic actions and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Amarillo, Texas


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