Bowman, Harry Thomas, II, HM3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
HM-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1967-1968, HM-8404, 5th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn (3/5)
Service Years
1966 - 1968
HM-Hospital Corpsman

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wood Ridge
Last Address

Casualty Date
May 09, 1968
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Crest Haven Memorial Park - Clifton, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
57E 14

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page

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 Duty Stations
Naval Hospital Charleston, SC5th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn (3/5)
  1966-1967, HM-8404, Naval Hospital Charleston, SC
  1967-1968, HM-8404, 5th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn (3/5)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (68)/Operation Houston II
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  May 07, 2000, The Bravest Man I Ever Knew
  Oct 20, 2001, Semper fi, Doc
  Aug 12, 2006, Bow
  May 09, 2018, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity



The President of the United States takes Pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Harry Thomas Bowman, II (B124188), Hospital Corpsman Third Class, U.S. Navy, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Corpsman with Company M, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division. On 9 May 1968, Hospital Corpsman Third Class Bowman's unit came under intense fire from a well entrenched force wounding several Marines. Observing three injured Marines lying in an open area exposed to the hostile fire and the courageously maneuvered across the fire-swept terrain and carried the most seriously injured man to a position of safety. Returning to the hazardous area, he moved the second wounded Marine to a position of relative safety and, before reaching the remaining casualty, was wounded. Despite his injuries, he steadfastly continued toward his fallen comrade and was mortally wounded by heavy enemy fire. By his extraordinary courage, determination and devotion to duty despite extreme personal danger, Hospital Corpsman Third Class BOWMAN saved the lives of two Marines and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.

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